Monday, 6 October 2008

Austria's New Right


I've just returned from Vienna, Austria to do a story about the resurgence of the far right in the country. As you may have heard, the two parties fronted by Hans Christian Strache and Jorg Haider managed to win 29 percent of the vote in the recent general elections. Unlike the far right of old, the New Right as i like to call them don't goose-step down the Strasse's in brown shirts and red armbands, but prefer to wear button down chambray shirts and chino's or sharp suits. No longer do they meet in beer hall cellars to plot their ascendance but now instead prefer trendy wine bars and youth disco's.