(MTI) – Hungarian society needs to be shaken up and mobilised in connection with the land law which enters force today, allowing foreigners to buy farmland in Hungary, the leader of the radical nationalist Jobbik party said on Thursday.
Gabor Vona greeted participants of a “march for the protection of the mother land” organised by the New Hungarian Guard. He said marching with a wheelbarrow of soil from the city of Eger to Budapest expressed the sacrifice they were willing to make and it was a message to foreigners showing that they were ready to sacrifice their lives if Hungarian land was at stake.
Vona said Jobbik had made every possible effort to preserve the moratorium on foreigners buying Hungarian farmland and currently the “last refuge” was a referendum initiative that the Kuria, the supreme court, is to assess.
Vona said the land issue was inseperable from the issue of European Union membership. It is currently necessary to assess the first ten years of Hungary’s EU membership, which shows that Hungary’s production industry has been fully destroyed, Hungarian wages are among the lowest, the country has become a market for foreign goods and “they even want Hungarian land now,” he added.
Krisztina Morvai, the leader of Jobbik’s list for MEPs, said those that set their eyes on Hungarian farmland will be chased away “with hoes and scythes.”