Ms Pauline Hanson, the Australian politician widely slammed for her racist views, says she has given up her search for a home away from home, in Europe, as she finds the continent overrun by immigrants.
She had charged a few years ago that Africans were bringing AIDS into Australia and been expressing her concerns over "the ease" with which people were able to gain Australian citizenship, especially Muslims and Africans.
AdvertisementThis 56-year-old onetime fish and chips seller enjoyed stardom briefly, and her One Nation party founded by her drew a million votes at its 1998 peak, but she lost her seat and was later convicted of electoral fraud. She had to spend several weeks in jail in 2003 for fraudulently spending electoral funds before the judgement was overturned.
In 2007, she ran unsuccessfully for a national Senate seat, switching her target from Asians to Islam and calling for an end to immigration by Muslims to protect "Australian culture."
Last year, Hanson blamed her failure in the Queensland state election on the publication of raunchy photos purportedly taken by an ex-boyfriend. The pictures turned out to be of another woman's.
Declaring in February this year that the country had changed too much to her liking, she announced that she would be moving over to Britain for good.
The far-right British National Party said Hanson would be "very welcome" in their party, lamenting the "politically correct intimidation and bullying" which had driven her from her home country. But apparently the grapes were too sour for her taste, and she returned after a 10-week scouting trip.
On Sunday, she said she had abandoned plans because Britain was "overrun with immigrants and refugees". Such was the case with France too, and so she has decided to stay on in Australia.
"I love England but so many people want to leave there because it's overrun with immigrants and refugees," Hanson told the Sun Herald newspaper
"France is becoming filled with Muslims and the French and English are losing their way of life because they're controlled by foreigners.
"Problems are worse over there than they are in Australia," she said.
"Australia is still the best place in the world to live, (though) the same sorts of awful things are happening here too."
Hanson also hinted at a return to politics, saying she had "constantly" been encouraged by well-wishers in Europe.
"I still haven't got politics out of my system," she said.