Britain’s media has scarcely been more frenzied as of late than when U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump decided to turn his guns on the political establishment across the Atlantic, insisting that British police were afraid for their lives because of Islamic radicalisation, and that Britain should be “thanking [him] instead of pandering to political correctness”.
After a quick petition by the long-standing anti-Trump obsessive, Suzanne Kelly, and numerous headlines later – it soon transpired that Mr. Trump was right about a lot of what he said.
And while American politics is perhaps more glamorous than Hungarian politics, it is worth noting that your news wire agencies, and of course that bastion of global, independent reporting – the BBC – have barely uttered a peep about a petition that is rampaging across Hungary; the country in the front line of Europe’s migration crisis.
While some 550,000 Britons (or so we’re told) have signed a petition attempting to block Mr. Trump’s entry to the United Kingdom (representing some 0.8 per cent of the UK) – over 1.5 million Hungarians have petitioned against the EU’s ongoing, open border, open arms, open society asylum policy. That’s 15 per cent of Hungarians.
And unlike Britain’s petition website, the Fidesz-led petition requires all signatories to hand sign the form, with a proof of age and address.
These are some of the over 1,521,000 signatures against migrant quotas in Hungary, will be sent to Brussels: pic.twitter.com/prGDliuNh6
— Bodomér de Maldur (@Kittensinurface) December 12, 2015
Fidezs petition was re-publicised at the party’s conference this past weekend, where Mr. Orban was re-elected party president with a landslide majority, with news reports citing his anti-immigration stance, border control, and economic prowess as determining factors.
Meanwhile, in Britain, our political leaders, and even our police forces, are scrambling to cover up the serious problems posed by mass, uncontrolled immigration into Britain, as well as radicalisation, ghettoisation, and the lack of integration by many Muslim migrants.
It’s probably safe to say that Mr. Orban won’t be winning Time Magazine’s Person of the Year award any time soon.
But he may well go down in history as the last remaining conservative leader in Europe – and the only one who was willing to take a meaningful stand against the European Union and the forces of open borders. And his electorate couldn’t agree more.