Budapest, September 14 (MTI) – Twenty-two civil organisations have launched a campaign urging voters to stay away from the upcoming quota referendum or participate but cast an invalid vote.

“The referendum question does not promote the common cause. It will not provide a solution to the problem of refugees or serve the future of the European Union,” the organisers said in a statement.

According to the document, the referendum question is pointless: the EU has not introduced nor is it planning to introduce mandatory resettlement quotas, and the outcome of the referendum will not have any direct legal consequences.

“The referendum and the accompanying campaign are solely aimed at inciting hatred against refugees,” the statement said adding that the “real” question of the national vote is whether “this country could ever become a humane community”.

The statement was signed by the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, Migration Aid, the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union, the Evangelical Community and other groups.

On October 2, voters will be asked: “Do you want to allow the European Union to mandate the resettlement of non-Hungarian citizens to Hungary without the approval of parliament?”

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Source: MTI

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  1. What these fools do not realise is that most European Politicians are in total denial about the situation. Ask any one of them and they will parrot phrases like our population just love the migrants and how wonderful a multi cultural society is. This is further compounded by a media which deliberately does not report the true state of affairs.

    But you ask the man in the street in ANY European countyr and you will get a totally different reaction. The general public do not want them at all (remember nearly 50% are economic migrants not refugees) and are sick of the whole thing.

    By holding a referendum Viktor Orban is saying to all these foolish people ‘We have consulted our people and they have given their answer to the migrant situation’ therefore he speaks with the backing of a nation and cannot be accused of promoting a policy which is a personal issue.

    Make no mistake there are many European countries whose people are being ignored by their politicians who would make V.Orban their
    Prime Minister in a heart beat.

    Food for thought. It has been reported in the British press that some people are advocating down playing Christmas so it does not alienate minorities. Don’t hear anything about down playing Ramadan etc.

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