September 29, 2008

TOM TANCREDO'S DREAM:

Far Right storms election as Austrians back anti-EU rhetoric (Bojan Pancevski, 9/29/08, Times of London)

The far Right has made a grand return in Austria, emerging from yesterday’s elections as the second biggest parliamentary block, according to preliminary results.

The two parties that campaigned on an anti-immigrant and anti-European Union ticket have captured about 29 per cent of the vote, pushing the country’s traditional conservative party into third place.

Heinz-Christian Strache and his Freedom Party, who were accused of xenophobia and waging an antiMuslim campaign, won 18 per cent — a rise of 7 per cent compared with the last elections. Mr Strache’s former mentor, Jörg Haider, won 11 per cent of the vote with his new party, the Alliance for the Future of Austria.


You'd think the American Right might note that even in Austria such politics doesn't get much over a quarter of the vote. But, then, you'd think the parties of the European Right would realize they cost themselves votes by not opposing the EU.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 29, 2008 7:20 AM
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