Austria’s far-Right Freedom Party, who says ‘Islam has no place in Europe’, is sworn in to power

Austria’s far-Right Freedom Party has been sworn in to power amid a heavy police presence as protesters waved ‘No Nazi pigs’ signs in Vienna this morning.

The party’s coalition with the conservative People’s Party (OeVP) was agreed on Friday along with pledges to stop illegal immigration and resist EU centralisation.

It will be led by Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, who took over the OeVP in May and moved it to the right, securing his party first place in October elections. At 31, Kurz will be the world’s youngest leader.

More than 2,000 people took part in demonstrations this morning, brandishing placards such as ‘refugees welcome’ and ‘Nazis out’ and ‘No Nazi pigs’.

  • Art Deco

    What’s amusing is that this guy has no Nazi program, is chairman of the country’s traditional Catholic party, and was born more than 40 years after the war. His coalition partner, the Freedom Party, never had any Nazi program either (though it did at one time have quite a few shady characters with embarrassing pasts in its ranks). You’d be hard put to find a Freedom Party member of parliament born before the war (and most appear to have been born after 1968). Yet, here they go with the witless ‘Nazi’ shtick. It doesn’t occur to them that people whose votes you need will stop listening when you’re exhibitionistic lying gets to persistent.

  • Gary

    I spoke to a young person that just came out of our Public school where they told me that Pierre Trudeau was Canada’s greatest PM.
    I asked if they knew that he supported Hitler and the Nazi’s in the 1930’s…..they said no and accused me of making it up because teachers wouldn’t lie.

    The Pierre Trudeau’s of the 1930’s enabled the fascists not only by their silence but when they mocked the people that warned about the global threat.
    Now we see the Trudeau’s idiot Son is enabling the islamofascists goal for Global Domination and just mocked those warning about the ISIS muslims returning to canada by calling them Islamophobes spreading hatred at muslims.

    We are F*cked if our leader is now on the side of ISIS and the 8th century knuckle dragging wife-beating islamists in Canada.

  • Mr. Meow

    Why to go Austria!

  • Ed

    They won an election. (patiently sighs). That means more of the voters chose them. That means they’re not “far” anything. They’re mainstream. You can tell, because they got more votes.

    • Lightstream

      ‘The Oct. 19, 2015 election results, gave Justin Trudeau and the Liberals
      39.5 per cent of the popular vote and 184 seats in the House of Commons.’

      There’s something wrong with our voting system, when you get the above results and the dummy still wins. I think Trudeau realized this, and that’s why he reneged on his promise to change the way Canada votes.

  • J. C.

    Label the demonstrators as ‘traitors’ and arrest them all…

  • sk6actual

    Odin smiles … may you have fair seas, Chancellor.