- Aug 27, 2009
Rather astute of you to spot that.Thinking about this on mature reflection (loaded phrase!), it may turn out that the re-run of round 2 influences the Brexit issue....!
The EU/EC won't want to see Hofer being elected. Meanwhile, the timing of the rerun (Sep-Oct) gives the EU/EC enough time to plan how to influence the result. If this duumvirate choose to put their heads together, they can devise a few more turnings of the screw on the UK pour encourager les Autrichiens.
The not so subtle message to Vienna will be: vote for Hofer and you might be next.
But it all depends on what Mr Hofer says and does.
Austrians can legally carry rifles and the border fence is up and running.
[A similiar fence could yet be erected on the 26/6 county Irish border the way the EU is going under the German dictatorship that engineered Brexit]