Too straight to be a politician

  • 2005-12-14
  • Interview by Kairi Kurm
Robert Lepikson is a controversial politician in Estonia. Like Juri Mois, Tonis Palts and other successful businessmen-turned-politicians, he says things the way they are, and has ended up in hot water for it. For instance, when Lepikson's Porsche Cayenne S, worth almost 100,000 euros, was stolen in front of his house last week, he announced that he'd give a bullet to the thief if Estonian legislation would allow that. Just like in the U.S.A., he told The Baltic Times, where any intruder can be shot in self-defense. Lepikson, an MP, has lobbied for increasing the speed limit and, despite pr...
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