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What Implications Would It Have On The Rest Of Europe If The Austrians Were To Appoint A Far-Right President?

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anotheoldgit | 14:50 Mon 23rd May 2016 | News
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well it would increase the sales of hang wringing gloves for a start.
It may encourage the larger far right groups in France and Germany, but I doubt whether it would have much of an impact in the UK, because our far right groups generally don't have the political sophistication of their Euro colleagues.
It would send out a very clear message of the growing malaise which has already spread throughout Europe. It cannot be ignored and will only accelerate.

Nobody has come close to getting any sort of grip with immigration and the migrant crisis.
According Wiki the FPO, ( Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs ) "itself was founded in 1956 as the successor to the short-lived Federation of Independents (VdU) and Anton Reinthaller, a former Nazi Minister of Agriculture and SS officer became the party's first leader"

So, I am not sure AOG, but it doesn't look very promising does it ?
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Is the correct answer that Brexit arrogance greed misinformation and patronising extremism would emigrate to Austria ?

We can make that happen.

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Sp > the UK, because our far right groups generally don't have the political sophistication of their Euro colleagues.

Backs to the wall for Paul Golding (or maybe not!), Britain First and what has become of Tommy Robinson and Pegida UK?
SP is correct of course.

Our own Far-Right-Wingers are just an ignorant, badly disorganised rabble.
I am sure that at some point in the near future, they will revert back to being football hooligans, which is where most of them came from in the first place.

But the Far Right is on the march all over Europe, not just in Austria. To answer AOG's question directly, I have fears that if the FPO are successful in Austria, then it will encourage other similar Parties, all over Europe.
Hofer lost. Van der Bellen won with majority of ca. 30,000 votes.
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mikey4444

/// Our own Far-Right-Wingers are just an ignorant, badly disorganised rabble. ///

You don't seem to take this attitude towards the Far-Right-Wing groups in Europe, why are they different, or is this all part of the Anti-British Brigade thinking?
"phew" mikey?

it would be difficult for the result to be any closer - it can hardly be said that the austrian electorate has "rejected" the right. will be interesting to see whether Van Der Bellen makes any attempt to ensure the near 50% of voters who didn't support him don't feel disenfranchised.
Mush....yes, a close-run thing. The genie is out of the bottle it would seem, in Austria and elsewhere on continental Europe.
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One reader's view:

/// So what do we want in our divided societies. So called far right who are patriots who love their countries and want them to belong to the people with history there, or left wingers who hate their countries and would love to destroy it by unlimited migration . It really is a difficult choice
isn't it. ///

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3603512/Is-Europe-elect-Far-Right-leader-Second-World-War-Early-projections-place-gun-toting-Norbert-Hofer-track-claim-Austrian-presidency.html
AOG

The problem with our own far right, is that they are not so much a political force, as disposed football hooligans.

Think about this sentence...

Respected British far right politician.

Now...let's list them.

Umm....
AOG

There's someone on AB who hates his country.

He can hardly be described as 'left wing'.
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sp1814

Get off the fence sp and name him.
AOG

Not fence sitting.

It's you.
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sp1814

Oh so it's another badge that you have found is it, but please supply me with proof that I hate my country, so that I am justified in wearing the said badge?

Have you not noticed my Avatar?
Apparently it was the postal votes that swung it. If it's anything like the postal 'block votes' that operate in certain parts of this country then we all know that probably explains it.
No, they're very picky about postal votes.
For most people I spoke to the expression 'a choice between pest and cholera' was often used. The candidate (the ultimate winner) was chosen just to stop the other fellow from being elected.

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