Continuing his series on successful new populist political forces in Europe, Chris Bowlby meets the Freedom Party in Austria, ahd questions its charismatic leader HJ Strache.
He goes on to investigates links between the new populists across Europe, visiting a continental campaign against the building of mosques in European cities such as Cologne.
And he asks whether mainstream parties have fundamentally changed their position, accepting the new populists as a permanent part of the political scene.
Producer: Daniel Tetlow.
How populists in the Austrian Freedom party and German anti-mosque groups are growing.
A new kind of politics is reverberating across Europe: a shock to the status quo.
Chris Bowlby travels to Vienna for a personal meeting with Heinze-Christian Strache, the charismatic new leader of the Austrian Freedom Party.
HC Strache prides himself as a smoker-cum-rapper-cum-disco dancer.
In the recent local Viennese elections in 2010 his party came in second, winning 26% of the vote.
Chris then travels to Cologne in Germany, where the Freedom Party is now planning to spread its international influence, especially in campaigning against the building of mosques.
He meets the Pro-Koeln party, which is trying to stop the building of the new city mosque, and also finds representatives from the Vlaams Blok party of Belgium and the Freedom Party of Austria in attendance.
Some see the beginnings of a new European far right alliance - in 'suits' and not 'boots'.
So will these new European populist parties continue to increase their influence over the European political mainstream, or will the mainstream take a stand?
Has Europe's mainstream politics quietly veered to the right.