Socialists: Orbán forms anti-European government
An anti-European government has been formed which flies in the face of the values of the European Union, Socialist MEP István Ujhelyi said on Friday.
The politician also announced that he will compete for the post of the Socialist Party‘s board chairman at the June 17 party congress.
Ujhelyi told a press conference that
the government of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán would be “committing a crime” against the Hungarian nation if it persisted in conduct that goes against the European community and its values.
He noted the reports of various European Parliament committees that have censured Hungary for its attitude to the rule of law. These reports, he added, had been approved with the votes of right-wing, Christian Democrat and leftist MEPs.
“It was the Nazi imperial machine and the Stalinist dictatorship that called anyone who wanted to act against the dictatorship of their country as enemies of the nation.
The Orbán government has come to the point that everyone is treacherous and an enemy of the nation…” he said.
Today, he said, a patriot is someone who sees Hungary as a member of the European Union.
“I also reject migration and the mandatory migrant quota, but I say yes to European values,” he said.
He said he wanted to work to rebuild Hungarian democracy and the strongest opposition party. He said Bertalan Tóth should be the man to lead the party.