Both Persson And Reinfeldt Are Wrong
However, perhaps even more disturbing was the knee-jerk reaction from Fredrik Reinfeldt, the leader of main centre-right opposition party, Moderaterna, who immediately attacked Persson for "threatening the independence of Riksbanken". First of all it is nonsensical to say that the mere uttering of a opinion about Riksbank policy is threatening its independence. Had Persson threatened to act to remove certain board members or restricting its powers, then they would have had a point. But he certainly didn't do that and indeed emphasized that he believed in its independence.
Secondly, while I understand that politicians often attack each other for the childish self-end of attacking each other, I find the worship of Riksbanken from the opposition parties as disturbing. Moderaterna seem to think that Riksbanken is a institution which should never ever be criticized. No one should be exempted from criticism (whether correct or not), particularly not a government institution, which is what Riksbanken is, even though some confused Swedish libertarians seem to think otherwise.