Orban is one of an increasing number of politicians in Europe who understand what is going on. Will there be enough to stop what is happening and save Europe? That is an open question.
“Hungary taunts Merkel over terror and says ‘our problem is not in Mecca, but in Brussels,'” by Nick Gutteridge, Express, July 28, 2016:
THE BITTER divisions ripping the European Union apart intensified today as Hungary launched an eviscerating attack on Brussels over migration and taunted Angela Merkel for failing to protect German people from Islamist terror.
In an astonishingly savage tirade the country’s leader Viktor Orban described the EU elite as serial “failures” and openly goaded struggling western European nations, describing them as “stagnated and incapable of change”.
The hardline Prime Minister called for a radical overhaul of the European project, decrying the growing loss of sovereignty to Brussels as a disaster and “one of the greatest threats in Europe today”.
And he issued a stunning rebuke to Mrs Merkel on migration, blaming recent terror attacks on the mas [sic] influx of refugees and saying Hungary no longer looked up to its near neighbour as a paragon of stability and common sense.
Mr Orban’s stunning broadside comes at a time of unparalleled acrimony amongst EU countries, who are falling out over everything from the Brexit result to how to deal with the Eurozone crisis.
At the heart of Europe’s malaise is the fast-approaching point of no return on federalism, where members will be forced to choose between the creation of a United States of Europe or a return to a loosely allied trading bloc.
And the Hungary PM was clear where his nation will stand as he railed against the “undemocratic” EU Commission which he blamed for driving a wrecking ball through the life chances of hundreds of millions of young Europeans.
In a speech laced with menace and reproach he had particularly scathing words for the founding nations of the EU, who he described as an “old Europe” which were being left behind by newer, more dynamic members.
His stinging description of western Europe as “stagnating” will hit home hard in France, Germany and Spain, where economic growth has tanked and unemployment rocketed….
Migration, he argued, “increases terrorism and crime” and “destroys national culture” in a thinly-veiled swipe at Mrs Merkel’s decision to roll out the red carpet to millions of people from the Middle East.
Citing the recent terror attack in Munich, Mr Orban said Hungary had “always looked upon Germany as the western guarantor of our security” but added that “this quite clearly no longer exists” following a spate of Islamist attacks in the country.
The controversial Hungarian PM made his remarks in a speech to students at Hungary’s Open University summer camp, which he began by promising to break with political protocol speak frankly about his opinions.
However, he found himself in hot water today after describing migrants as “poison” at a press conference – remarks human rights campaigners denounced as “disgusting and xenophobic”.