January 26th, 2014

Vona, in London speech, promises jobs at home to expat Hungarians, slams government for curbs on voting abroad

Radical nationalist Jobbik leader Gabor Vona on Sunday promised jobs at home to Hungarians living and working in London if his party enters power at the April parliamentary election.

Vona held a rally in London’s Hyde Park after hundreds of British anti-fascist demonstrators had prevented Jobbik supporters from accessing a location where he originally planned to speak near Holborn tube station. The demonstrators who organised their protest on Facebook blocked the exit of the tube station and police officers, in an effort to prevent a breach of peace, closed the facility.

Vona told around 150 people in Hyde Park that Jobbik’s programme is based on guaranteeing Hungarians a livelihood, maintaining peace and order and calling everyone to account for past deeds. Jobbik has not and will not submit bills that differentiate between citizens based on their ethnicity, he added.

Vona sharply criticised the election law for preventing Hungarians living abroad from voting by mail at the parliamentary election. This is because “both Fidesz and the Socialists” are afraid that Hungarians living abroad will vote on Jobbik instead of them, he said.

Vona also told his audience that Jobbik would call a referendum about Hungary’s European Union membership because he said the country is a “net loser of the European Union.”

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  • Aloof

    So what kind of jobs is he promising, German or Russian because what a Hungarian job pays are the reason they left in the first place.

    • Vidra

      He’d also have a job making up the 1,8% increase in GDP represented by Hungarians sending money back to their families at home.
      But if ALL Hungarians under 30 worked in England or Germany they’d send so much money back that Hungary wouldn’t need the EU anymore at all…

      • wolfi

        One of our young people is visiting a friend in Amsterdam over the weekend – he’ll probably also get an offer he can’t refuse to work there ..

        The job situation in Hungary is getting worse and worse!

        • rosti

          Look at the positive. Leto is like a violinist on the Titanic. He is singing and dancing, while the ship is going – down.

  • Standard

    What did Vona say that offended the “anti-nazi” idiots?
    “maintaining peace” or “not differentiate between citizens based on their ethnicity”, what?
    Radical multinationalist liberal gangs go to extreme to defend freedom, but only their own, and do anything to silence people who may have different opinions. They have managed to ban free speech, certain words, gestures, symbols and seeking the truth about the claims of groups who enjoy special privileges. No self defense is allowed, you must accept the package or you’re finished. Lies, hypocrisy and double standards all work in their favor, and now it’s illegal to even mention that. Something is seriously mixed up in this PC movement.

    • Rotoll

      He is a nazi. You just don’t get it.
      Google his name buddy. Better yet, take a class on critical thinking skills.

      • Standard

        Describe “nazi”. Don’t Google, use your own definition, see if you actually understand the meaning of the word.

        • Ricsi

          Waste of time with such idiots.

  • Rotoll

    Vona offered, to rename Jobbik, out of solidarity to Golden Dawn, to Golden Feces. The suggestion is now on Orban’s desk. I bet he’ll approve the change!

    • Daniel

      Orban is the godfather of Vona’s kids. I bet he will approve!

    • Standard

      Here’s Rotoll the troll.
      Another Hungarophobe mental midget.

  • Josephine Baker

    Does he actually speak english?
    Id really be surpriced if he does – on the contrary it would just be too weird if he’d go bla-bla-bla in magyarul… in England….

    • pantanifan

      He was addressing Hungarians living in London, so why would he speak English to them (I don’t know if he speaks English or not)?

      • Ricsi

        He speaks very good English,no doubt better than your Hungarian.

        • pantanifan

          Maybe you’re right, but I’d say around 99.95% of my conversations are in Hungarian, and my youngest daughter tells me “beszélj rendesen!” if I ever try to speak to her in English!

  • MagyarViking

    Vona sharply criticised the election law for preventing Hungarians living abroad from voting by mail at the parliamentary election. This is because “both Fidesz and the Socialists” are afraid that Hungarians living abroad will vote on Jobbik instead of them, he said.

    So nameshifter “Vona” agrees with what I have been saying all the time
    Not sure where he got in the MSZP there, then I believe they voted against those changes
    I suppose he want to be sure he is not being accused of being “just another MSZP-hack”…

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