As widely predicted, the national elections in Austria have resulted in a victory for the conservative Austrian People’s Party, led by telegenic 31-yr old youngster Sebastian Kurz, and the populist Freedomite Party lead by Heinz-Christian Strache, who now looks set to become the king-maker. The Socialists, lead by outgoing Chancellor Christian Kern must be considered the losers of this election, given that they very likely will not lead the next government – but even they have in fact won a tiny increase in electoral support.
The one political group that has lost spectacularly is the Greens, lead by the European Parliament’s former Vice-President and LGBT-frontwoman Ulrike Lunacek: they went down from 12.8% to 3.8%, which means that they have fallen below the threshold that entitles them to be represented in Parliament. Continue reading “Austria: pro-sodomy party loses two thirds of its electorate and all of its seats in Parliament”
In a pre-election debate organized by the private TV sender “Puls 4”, the leaders of the six parties competing in the upcoming national elections were asked whether they thought that Austria “needs a Christian lead culture that should be inscribed in the countries constitution”. This answer had to be answered with Yes or No, although it was possible to add some nuance in the subsequent debate. Continue reading “Austria: clear majority intends to vote for parties that uphold Christian lead culture”
Important moral victory for the pro-family European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) “Mum Dad & Kids”: Emily O´Reilly, the European Ombudsman, has written to the European Commission calling on the Commission to reconsider the manner in which it interprets and applies the ECI regulation. Her letter to Jean-Claude Juncker, which was published on July 13th, refers to the ongoing Public Consultation on the ECI and adds a number of her own recommendations.
Notably, the Ombudsman considers that the signature gathering should start when organisers are ready for it: either on the date when the OCS is certified or at a date chosen by the organisers themselves (within a given timeframe), and not on a date arbitrarily chosen by the European Commission. Continue reading “European Ombudsman supports pro-family citizens’ initiative against European Commission”
In a statement typical of leftist propaganda, German Socialist leader Martin Schulz said in an interview with French newspaper Le Monde that Germans should stop dictating to other EU states. Comrade Schulz did not blush while making this hypocritical statement, apparently having airbrushed from history his five-year autocratic leadership of the European Parliament. Continue reading “Schulz tells Germans to stop dictating – He should know!”
It appears that the Justices of the US Supreme Court give a kind of solemn reception to their employees every 5 years in office : 5, 10, 15, and so on. You will be pleased to know that Justice Kennedy, who also follows the custom, has just given such a reception, for year… 29.
Does this mean he is planning to announce his imminent retirement? That would be very good news. Continue reading “US Supreme Court: new vacancy soon?”
He promised to set new moral standards for French politics. No corruption, no favouritism, no misuse of public funds. It was a campaign entirely built on morality, and on finger-pointing at the corruption of others.
He won the Presidential elections largely thanks to the fact that his main competitor, François Fillon, was torpedoed by a press campaign concerning allegations of favoritism. At the same time, the press was conspicuously disinterested in similar allegations concerning Emmanuel Macron himself, as well as some of his main supporters. Continue reading “Super-moralist”
It seems that in Romania the political class is finally accepting that the people should have their say on marriage. Last week 2 Senate committees (Human Rights and Equality) voted in favour of the constitutional amendment to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman, thus excluding misinterpretations or re-definitions. This amendment was proposed by a citizens’ initiative and supported by an amazing 3 million of Romanian citizens. So now there is just one more major hurdle to be taken, the Legal Affairs Committee, before the final vote in plenary. It is now hoped that the draft amendment will pass in the Senate with a large majority, similar to the one we got in the Chamber of Deputies last month (232-22 votes). This would clear the way for a popular referendum, which widely is expected to accept the proposed amendment.