“The claims that the fence would prevent anyone from crossing the border or that the government has no responsibilities pertaining to the refugees … in our country, are all lies,” she said. “Fidesz’s policies are all built on creating enemies, but it does not take into account the long-term effects of its campaign, because even if the refugees move on, the hate will still be here,” Bosz said. “It is our shared responsibility to recognise and to fight the hatemongering, as any of us could become victims of it,” she said.
Fidesz responded by saying that it rejects “the dangerous pro-immigration stance of the left,” adding that the border fence is meant to protect Hungary and Europe. Fidesz intends to preserve Hungary as Hungarian, the ruling party said. A statement by the party argued that without the border fence, Hungary would be defenceless against “the illegal migrant invasion”.
Fidesz said that other European politicians have admitted that the number of migrants entering Europe had previously been underestimated. “Hundreds of thousands of migrants are on their way to Hungary as we speak,” the statement said.