“The Hungarian government’s stunt was inspired by Verhofstadt himself. Last month, the MEP used a billboard mounted on a truck to criticise Orban, saying: ‘First he took our money, now he wants to destroy Europe.’”
But to the bleak authoritarian Verhofstadt, turnabout isn’t honest play.
“Hungary accuses Brussels of censorship after ‘police action against controversial billboard,’” by way of Rita Palfi and Alice Tidey, EuroNews, December 7, 2018:
Hungary’s government accused the Belgian capital of looking to censor it on Thursday after a van it commisioned to power thru Brussels with a billboard linking migration to terrorist assaults was once stopped by way of police.
Zoltan Kovacs, Hungarian secretary of state for world Communications and members of the family, made the accusation in a video posted on Facebook. He stated the truck were stopped by way of police on December five and that the motive force were arrested.
Kovacs stated the intervention was once unacceptable, arguing that not anything unlawful were executed and that the Hungarian government had the best to precise its opinion.
Police in Brussels showed to Euronews that they’d intervened and that an reputable record were drawn up against the motive force however didn’t expose on what grounds.
The cell billboard featured photos of 2 terror assaults on European soil, which came about in 2016 — at Brussels’ Zaventem airport and within the French coastal town of Nice.
It additionally displayed an image of MEP Guy Verhofstadt, chief of the liberal ALDE crew in Parliament and a fervent critic of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.
It stated: “Hundreds have died in terrorist attacks since 2015 but Guy Verhfstadt says: “We don’t have a migration crisis”. This is insane!” suggesting there’s a hyperlink between immigration and terror assaults.
The Hungarian government’s stunt was once impressed by way of Verhofstadt himself. Last month, the MEP used a billboard fixed on a truck to criticise Orban, announcing: “First he took our money, now he wants to destroy Europe.”…
A Hungarian government spokesperson advised Euronews: “The Government recently commissioned a van displaying a billboard which warns of the consequences of pro-immigration policies. This was stopped by police in the streets of Brussels and the driver was told to remove the image of Guy Verhofstadt. The case shows that there is greater vitality in Central and Eastern European democracy than in its Western European variant.”