Vona urges fight against EU which colonizes and enslaves Hungarians

Jobbik party leader Gabor Vona accused the European Union of threatening the freedom of Hungary and colonising the nation, at a commemoration of the 1848-49 revolution and war of independence on Thursday.

“If Hungary’s freedom is threatened by the EU, there is a need to fight against the EU which colonises the country and enslaves Hungarians,” he said. 

Vona said that Jobbik demanded freedom, justice and order, which are all absent from today's Hungary.

Addressing a crowd that filled a hundred meter long section of Bajcsy-Zsilinszky Avenue, Vona called Hungary a liberal democracy, “a totalitarian regime dominated by money, where we only have the right to make a choice of the right-wing liberal Fidesz and the left-wing liberal Socialists every four years.” 

The Jobbik leader criticised the government for not yet passing a land law and added that the moratorium on foreigners buying land in Hungary would expire in 2014. Vona said that if in 2014 “foreigners put their hands on even a tiny piece of land, there will be great trouble.”

“We will organise not a peace march but a military march,” he added and the crowd responded by chanting “To arms”.

Vice-president of Jobbik and deputy speaker of Parliament Zoltan Balczo said Jobbik would launch its “spring campaign” in and outside Parliament for the protection of Hungarian land. When the moratorium expires in 2014, “they will want to pull out the sovereignty of Hungarians from under their feet.” Hungary will be faced with the dilemma of either keeping its EU membership or its farmland, he added.