Opposition Párbeszéd on Friday said it is filing a complaint against Prime Minister Viktor Orbán “and his Fidesz associates” for “scare-mongering”.
Addressing a press conference, Tímea Szabó, the party’s group leader, noted that in an interview with public radio earlier in the day, the prime minister had said that “the left wing remains pro-war”.
Szabó called Orbán’s remark a “blatant lie”, pointing out that under Hungary’s penal code, those who “spread false information that causes anxiety or confusion among the public during a state of emergency” faced a penalty of up to three years in prison.
She said Orbán’s and ruling Fidesz’s insistence that the opposition, including Párbeszéd, was pro-war constituted scare-mongering, leaving the party with no choice but to file a complaint.
“A prime minister cannot act so irresponsibly with such nefarious political goals in such a tense situation when there is actually a war going on in a neighbouring country,” Szabó said, calling on Orbán to “stop spreading fake news”.
Yeah, sure. Because for the “opposition” war is peace. And slavery (to Big Government) is freedom. And ignorance (of COVID data) is strength. And a man is a woman. And so on… Look, I hope Ukraine gives Russia a very bloody nose, and I’m all for helping from the sidelines, but I don’t want my life to be severely adversely affected because my country decided to meddle in the matter.
Szabo and other opposition members who advocate Hungary to give weapons or allow weapons to be transported through the country, is tantamount to supporting the war. Prime Minister Orban’s statement is correct.