AAP, Nov. 15, 2010
PAULINE Hanson has abandoned plans to move to Britain, after discovering it’s not the racially pure utopia she was hoping for.
After returning a fortnight ago from an extended holiday in Europe, the former One Nation leader has reportedly said she’s back in Australia for good and considering yet another return to politics.
“I love England but so many people want to leave there because it’s overrun with immigrants and refugees,” Ms Hanson said.
“France is becoming filled with Muslims and the French and English are losing their way of life because they’re controlled by foreigners in the European Union.
“Problems are worse over there than they are in Australia and Australia is still the best place in the world to live, but the same sorts of awful things are happening here too. Residents of Commonwealth countries who want to live here are discriminated against in favour of others.”
Ms Hanson, 56, spent two months touring countries including England, the Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania and France.
In February, Ms Hanson told Woman’s Day magazine she was selling her home and property at Coleyville, south-west of Brisbane, and moving to Britain, partly because she was disappointed by the way Australia had changed.
Ms Hanson reportedly said she wouldn’t rule out a return to politics.
“I still haven’t got politics out of my system,” she said.
“I get asked constantly, ‘Are you going back into politics?’–even by people who recognised me overseas.”
It was “difficult to say” whether she would sell her Coleyville house, but she said she would move “very soon, possibly interstate”.