"After what happened, I don't trust any Socialist MP"

“The entire Eastern Central European region needs to cooperate to be able to carry out the EU’s internal reform, which could start with Jobbik’s initiative for a wage union as a first step,” stated Jobbik spokesman Ádám Mirkóczki in an interview for ATV’s Start show. The politician also asserted that he could not trust any of the Socialist MPs after what happened in relation with the vote on the outdoor media bill.

In Mr Mirkóczki’s view, the cooperation of the V4 countries is not enough to solve the economic and social problems of the Eastern Central European region (apart from the migration issue). Instead, a wider alliance is needed. So Jobbik wants to expand the V4 Group into V11.

Although the alliance had seemed to become truly important, united and strong since the beginning of the massive immigration wave, as he put it, “the people living here have, especially now that the border fence is up and functional, (...) other problems affecting their lives on a daily basis”. He explained that the region’s countries are characterized by a common fate, which they can only turn to a positive direction if they stand up for themselves together.

As an example, he mentioned Jobbik’s wage union initiative, which is not only for Hungary but for the benefit of the entire Eastern Central European region. He added that the reform of the EU’s cohesion policy could be the common grounds to bring such an alliance together now when the EU is in a state of political crisis.

Are Socialist MPs under pressure?

“After what happened, I don’t trust any of the Socialist MPs,” Mr Mirkóczki said in response to a question about the upcoming parliamentary vote on the outdoor media bill scheduled for Friday. He explained that it was impossible to know for sure until the moment of the vote if Socialist MPs did indeed decide to stand by Fidesz. However, he added he had heard Socialist MP Gergely Bárándy say that “some of their MPs were contacted and pressurized by Fidesz”. Mr Mirkóczki emphasized that “the Socialist Party’s attitude has greatly changed from last week and the five-party roundtable discussion clearly revealed that Fidesz and MSZP made a coalition in this matter.”

Jobbik’s MP added that even though MSZP’s Prime Minister Candidate László Botka did admit it would have been a political suicide for his party to help pass the outdoor media bill, Mr Mirkóczki was still sceptical about the potential actions of the Socialist MPs. Asserting that the communication and behaviour of Mr Botka and some Socialist MPs were obviously quite different, he concluded that there was a major chaos in MSZP’s ranks, without any sign of a united position. In other words, they fight for individual survival and their parliamentary seats.


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