Budapest, July 22 (MTI) – The government’s migration referendum posters are “Nazi-spirited hate speech”, the opposition Democratic Coalition party said on Friday.
Government messages on billboard posters throughout the country include: “Brussels wants to relocate a city’s worth of illegal migrants to Hungary” and “The Paris attack was committed by migrants”.
DK spokesman Zsolt Gréczy told a press conference that the campaign ahead of the October 2 referendum was “harmful for Hungary” and laid the groundwork to “drive Hungary out of the European Union”.
The amount set aside in the central budget for the referendum’s media campaign would be enough to eliminate child hunger in Hungary, he insisted.
The referendum’s outcome cannot “override” Hungary’s responsibilities as an EU member state, he added.
In the referendum Hungarians 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?”
In response, ruling Fidesz called it a real threat that Brussels and the political left want to impose migrant quotas on the member states.
The EU’s recent proposal demonstrates it clearly that “Brussels is laying the groundwork for a mandatory migrant resettlement and aims to deprive the member states of their right to judge asylum requests,” the party’s parliamentary group said in a statement.
Since nobody has empowered EU’s leaders to take such steps, Hungarian people have the right to express their opinion on the matter, Fidesz said.