+2Littlejohn's brain wrote:Along with Goldsmith losing in Richmond this has been the best week for good political news for a while.
singled out Nigel Farage, the former Ukip leader, for contributing to the party's defeat after he said on Fox News on Friday that Mr Hofer would hold a referendum on Austria leaving the European Union.
"That didn't help us, it hindered us," he said, saying that an overwhelming majority of Austrians support EU membership.
Casting his vote in his home town of Pinkafeld earlier on Sunday, Mr Hofer ruled out a referendum and said: "I would ask Mr Farage not to interfere in Austria's internal affairs."
"It is not something I want. We need to build a stronger union," he said. He said he would oppose Turkish membership or further centralisation of the EU.
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