Tuesday, 3 January 2012
Will Fascism win out?
Last year an extreme right-wing party managed to get 68% of the vote - it did this by promising a million jobs. Once in power it has made some dark constitutional changes and these have been picked up by the media and people everywhere. And this has included May writer and commentators comparing the ruling Hungarian Government to the new Nazi's etc.
Well this maybe, but their popularity has collapsed and their policies failed. There are protests everyday against the Government - from 68% in the election to under 20% today - they make the Lib Dems look successful.
Now, of course, with the EU project in danger thanks to the Euro we have already seen Germany and France impose new non-democratic Governments in Italy and Greece - this will only lead to future problems.
Nonetheless, when you next read someone writing that that Hungary is the new Nazi Germany and casually assuming that Europe is about to collapse into a new terror filled dark age - note that the author probably has as much grasp on the politics of small European countries as the man in the street - i.e. none.
Posted by CityUnslicker