Alexandra Béni | Jan 17, 2019 | 0
EP vote against Hungary ‘massive power grab’, says Farage
The European Parliament’s approval of the Sargentini report criticising the state of the rule of law in Hungary is nothing more than a “massive power grab”, Nigel Farage, the head of the EP’s Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy group, told public news channel M1 on Wednesday.
As we wrote yesterday, members of the European Parliament in a vote on Wednesday approved the Sargentini report that finds the rule of law in Hungary wanting. Read more HERE.
The report’s premise that Hungary has ceased to be a democratic nation and is moving towards autocracy is “wrong”, Farage said.
“Your values in Hungary that your voters have turned out in elections to say they want represented are not respected by the European Union,” he added.
the EU — with the backing of US financier George Soros “and people like that” — wanted to “break down” nation-states and “change the entire identity of the entire continent”.
Commenting on Tuesday’s EP debate, he said he found it “hard to believe” that someone like Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán could sit through a “modern-day version of a communist show trial with people standing up and pointing the finger and shouting at him.” Farage said the debate had been “deeply humiliating” not just for Hungary but for Orbán as well.
Photo: MTI/European Parliament/Genevieve Engel