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Mon May 20, 2019, 02:24 PM

Austria's far-right Freedom Party ministers all resign amid scandal

Source: BBC News

All ministers from Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FP) have resigned, throwing the government into chaos.

The Freedom Party's leader Heinz-Christian Strache, who was also vice-chancellor, was forced to resign at the weekend after a video sting.

Mr Strache was filmed proposing to offer government contracts to a supposed Russian oligarch's daughter.

The FP threatened a mass resignation earlier on Monday if Interior Minister Herbert Kickl was also forced out.

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48335316

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Reply Austria's far-right Freedom Party ministers all resign amid scandal (Original post)
Jose Garcia May 2019 OP
guillaumeb May 2019 #1
muriel_volestrangler May 2019 #7
ArizonaLib May 2019 #8
guillaumeb May 2019 #10
pandr32 May 2019 #2
Tiggeroshii May 2019 #3
Blue_Tires May 2019 #4
lagomorph777 May 2019 #5
Blue_Tires May 2019 #9
lagomorph777 May 2019 #6
Scurrilous May 2019 #11

Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2019, 02:25 PM

1. If only the GOP had as much integrity.

Recommended.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #1)

Mon May 20, 2019, 02:42 PM

7. This isn't "integrity" - they're resigning to protest at one of their being sacked

It's just a "we're not supporting you at all now" tantrum.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #7)

Mon May 20, 2019, 03:53 PM

8. Agree: Those right wingers are all the same

greedy money loving morally bankrupt power grabbers. They are all infected with an extreme form of Wtiko.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #7)

Mon May 20, 2019, 04:37 PM

10. My fault for not reading enough. eom

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2019, 02:26 PM

2. I wish they'd all suddenly resign here, too!

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2019, 02:27 PM

3. Good news

 

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2019, 02:32 PM

4. Good to see at least *somewhere* the far right is taking an 'L'

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #4)

Mon May 20, 2019, 02:37 PM

5. As in "Vanna, I'll take an 'L' for 200 points?"

???

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #5)

Mon May 20, 2019, 03:53 PM

9. As in 'L' 'Loss'

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2019, 02:38 PM

6. We could catch Trump on video taking payments from Putin.

Wouldn't matter to the Russiapublicans.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2019, 06:28 PM

11. K&R

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