Tales of Prop Rep Horror #13 – “Austrian Nightmare”
The Freedom Party of Austria has been around for decades, built on its anti-immigration focus. Its members and leaders have openly flirted with racism, neo-Nazism and other disgusting, far-right nonsense.
Today, the Freedom Party is considered a reliable ally of Vladimir Putin and Russia. And, in 2017, it partnered with the centre-right People’s Party to form government. Under the deal, Freedom politicians got several cabinet posts, including defence, interior and foreign posts. Its leader became vice-chancellor.
From the Financial Times: “The Freedom party is notorious beyond Austria for its historical links with pan-German nationalists, anti-Semitic voices and airbrushing the country’s Nazi past. When the party joined a government in 2000, Austria was ostracised by its EU neighbours.”
This is another example of proportional representation allowing dangerous, extremist parties to get their hands on the levers of power.
Yet another reason to Stop Prop Rep! www.icba.ca/stopproprep
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Tales of Prop Rep Horror #12 – “The Ungovernable”
Tales of Prop Rep Horror #11 – “Czech the Commies at the Door”
Tales of Prop Rep Horror #10 – “Second Place Prime Minister”
Tales of Prop Rep Horror #9 – “No Kings in North(-ern Ireland)”
Tales of Prop Rep Horror #8 – “How Swede It Isn’t”
Tales of Prop Rep Horror #7 – “Rise of the Dictators”
Tales of Prop Rep Horror #6 – “Indonesian Indecency”
Tales of Prop Rep Horror #5 – “Beware the Greeks!”
Tales of Prop Rep Horror #4 – “Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! NO! NO! NO!”
Tales of Prop Rep Horror #3 – “From Russia With Blood”
Tales of Prop Rep Horror #2 – “The Pain in Spain”
Tales of Prop Rep Horror #1 – “The Puzzle of Brussels”