Hungarian leader thanks Tories for supporting his racism and anti-Semitism

Viktor Orban: Racists stick together, which is probably why he has written to thank the UK’s Conservative Party for supporting his racism and anti-Semitism in the European Parliament.

How embarrassing for our racist prime minister Theresa May, to be exposed as a supporter of another racist regime in such a blatant way.

Remember last week, when she was trying to distance herself from the vote in support of Viktor Orban’s racist and anti-Semite regime in Hungary, even though her MEPs were whipped to vote against the Article 7 censure of the activities of that nation’s government?

That has all fallen by the wayside in the light of the letter of thanks to Conservative MEPs from Mr Orban himself.

The official line from the Tories is that the letter was a ’round robin’, and nobody should draw any conclusions from it; the party voted against the motion of censure because leaders did not think it would work.

But Mrs May’s own record of racism – for example, against the Windrush generation – speaks against that.

And at a time when so much of the right-wing media has been devoted to a false attack on Labour over alleged anti-Semitism, it is deeply embarrassing for Mrs May to have been exposed as demanding support for an anti-Semite.

What next for the Conservative Party? Brown shirts? Burning crosses?

The Hungarian prime minister, Viktor Orbán, has thanked Conservative MEPs for their “solidarity” in voting against European Union action to protect the rule of law in his country.

In a signed letter to MEPs who voted with his Fidesz party, Orbán expressed his appreciation of “the support you’ve shown towards national sovereignty and solidarity during the vote”.

The European parliament voted earlier this month to launch the EU’s sanction process against Hungary, after concluding there was “a clear risk of a serious breach” of the EU’s democratic values. Most British Conservative MEPs opposed the plan.

Based on the findings of international observers, a European parliament report on Hungary listed concerns about the erosion of judicial independence, decline of press freedom, growing corruption, increasing xenophobic attacks on migrants, including asylum seekers. It also accused Orbán of attacks on the billionaire philanthropist George Soros that included “clearly antisemitic stereotypes”.

Source: Hungarian PM thanks UK Tory MEPs who voted against sanctions | World news | The Guardian


  1. Ann Ford September 25, 2018 at 11:39 am - Reply

    How typical of our present tory government to support others in their racist endeavours and then try to deny it.

    • lin wren September 25, 2018 at 3:14 pm - Reply

      When I was younger the expression ‘ hanging out dirty washing on the line’ Apt eh?

  2. nmac064 September 25, 2018 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    The Tory, …sorry, I meant Nazi Party, make false allegations about Jeremy Corbyn and at the same time they give their backing to the very real racists and bigots. Tells us all we need to know about the nasty Tory Nazis.

  3. Martin Odoni September 25, 2018 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    Apparently, I and other British Jews have to feel ‘offended’ that Jeremy Corbyn went to a Seder, while only ‘disappointed’ that the Tories are cozying up with Europe’s most notorious anti-Semite.


  4. Brian September 27, 2018 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    Several months ago I left a post on the Vox Political Website, regarding the culpability of Mr Mike Sivier’s engagement in anti Semitism, namely that he had made anti Semitic statement’s regarding the Holocaust. These statement’s were wrongly reported in the national press and media, and have since been proven to be entirely untrue.

    I apologise without reservation for my comments that agreed with these reports, and in the light of findings retract and reverse my accusations. I am ashamed that these public comments, reinforced by myself have been allowed to tarnish the character of Mr Sivier and adversely affect his journalistic professionalism, his reporting website and personal profile with unknown damage to his business interests.

    I hope that he is able to recover damages from these original sources to compensate him in some small way for what are now evidently clear and slanderous lies designed to be spread to tarnish his career and political journalism. I myself will be making a contribution to his campaign costs and encourage others to do the same to fight the current trend of underhand press reporting now prevalent in this country, to hold them to account and make an example of their political manipulation that affects us all.

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