Austria: Is Sebastian Kurz about to lose all credibility and his Soul by forming a coalition with the Greens.
Or even some combination with Guy Verhofstadt’s pink “NEOS”?
The Greens? C’mon, Kurz (EPP) is beginning to remind us of Germany’s Horst Seehofer of the CDU/CSU circus…a lot of talk and fluff for the public, but little principle besides his own self-interests behind the scenes.
👉 Gatestone: Today, Kurz is busily working towards the establishment of yet another coalition. From the way things appear at the moment, it will consist of a partnership between Kurz’s ÖVP and the Greens.
This is a far cry, politically and ideologically, from his previous coalition. The left-wing, immigration-friendly Greens are the opposite of the anti-immigration, right-wing FPÖ. The Greens also espouse an ideology that is completely different from that of Kurz himself, who heads a conservative, Christian-democratic party, which purports to support conservative and Christian values and views itself as anti-socialist.
The Greens would be happy to replace Europe’s Judeo-Christian cultural order with a radical multiculturalism that includes an acceptance of, and presumably a possible replacement by, the laws of Islam.
Replacing Europe’s historical values could be the very path that [former Austrian Chancellor Sebastian] Kurz and his party have claimed to oppose. 👈
* Kurz is under much pressure from Berlin, Brussels and the media to exclude the FPO in order to embrace the “progressive” Greens.
Kurz clearly was the winner in Austria, largely in part due to his anti-migration platform. We do not see how Kurz can fulfill these goals when aligned with the Greens or NEOS.
Kurz may be riding high for now as the latest trend in Austria, but he is young and better be cautious; reputations are easily tarnished. The Greens improved to 13% but this is hardly a mandate…and certainly not worth tarnishing one’s career or exposing Austrians to the radical agenda of the Greens.
Kurz and the FPO have a strained relationship, but also have much more in common with each other compared to the far-left, open border Greens. They need to get past their differences to embrace reality.
Kurz needs to think twice and should reopen negotiations with the FPO for the sake of Austria, which can hardly tolerate more multicult.