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Jewish Museum criticises FP poster in Vorarlberg

By William Green

The Jewish Museum in Hohenems has objected to a Freedom Party (FP) campaign poster for the 20 September provincial election.

The poster bears the slogan "Money for the Parents of Native Families."

Museum Director Hanno Loewy and Vorarlberg FP leader Dieter Egger had it out over the poster yesterday (Thurs) evening during a confrontation on ORFs TV programme "Vorarlberg Heute" (Vorarlberg Today).

Loewy claimed the FP֒s poster mixed two very-different things, money for needy families, which no one could object to, and race, since use of the word "native" implied families of people born in Austria should be given preference.

He said the word native was a biological term that applied to flora and fauna rather than to human beings.

In response, Egger said he could only wonder at Loewys comments. Egger cited the provincial FP֒s homepage, which, he said, limited the circle of people who should get family subsidies to Austrian citizens.

There is also a different controversy in Vorarlberg about campaign posters. Provincial law states they may be erected only during the six weeks preceding an election, but the Social Democrats (SP), the Peoples Party (VP) and the FP have all broken the law.

The SP did so in more-egregious fashion by beginning to put posters up three days too early, and the other two parties followed suit two days later.

It is as yet unknown whether those parties will suffer legal consequences for having broken the law.

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