Since then, Cecilia has revealed she did not pay her TV license (a direct fee that helps fund non-commercial TV) over a period of 16 years despite owning and operating a set.
Diligent journalists have also unearthed that Maria and her husband earned on average more than US$200 000 per annum (an outrageously high income in Sweden) during the nineties, the period during which she claimed employer tax was unaffordable for her.
Both are now under reasonably severe pressure to consider their options. My guess is that Cecilia Stegö Chilò is on particularly thin ice since she is Minister for cultural affairs which includes public TV. Furthermore, most Swedes seem to believe that paying your license is the honourable thing to do. That seems fair enough to me
Maria Borelius may survive the onslaught, mainly because so many Swedes have done what she did - avoided paying employer or similar taxes on household services.
The outcome may be a very democratic one - the People decides which sins are acceptable.