Given the awfully broad "rape" law in Sweden, I don't mind.
The bizarre thing is that without the ongoing investigation it would probably be easier for Assange to get asylum in Sweden. Sweden expressly forbids ministers of government from having any direct involvement over administrative authorities. If he applied his case would in theory be handled under the exact same process as everyone else regardless the political situation. The Swedish prime minister would not be able to accept or reject anything, it would only be up to the responsible administrative authority to decide based only on current legislation.