Any move to grab more powers next year is going to end badly for politicians in Brussels.
Posts Tagged: Viktor Orban
Garvan Walshe: Orbán, Le Pen, Morawiecki. Europe’s new national populist alliance is a sign of weakness, not strength.
Weakening at home and friendless abroad, it finds itself on the back foot – and exposed to its nations’ reliance on EU funds.
Garvan Walshe: Russia’s building up troops on Ukraine’s border. Here’s what we can do to stymie Putin.
Britain can convene a coalition of countries, including Poland, Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands and the Baltic states, possibly with Ukraine in association.
Neil Shastri-Hurst: Turkey and Hungary cannot be allowed to continue to contravene the principles of NATO
There is a Russian bear sitting behind the desk of the Kremlin; we must not let its cubs play in our midst.
Far from being confident, the Hungarian Prime Minister’s recent behaviour demonstrates a man who’s increasingly panicking.
Stephen Booth: The EU creaks under the virus’ strain – as Salvini lashes out at this “den of snakes and jackals”
Tensions – political, economic and otherwise – have been exacerbated in the eurozone, as it tries to navigate the pandemic.
MPs would thus become the elected equivalents of the welfare scroungers of tabloid legend – dragging the reputation of Parliament even deeper into the mud.
Plus: Johnson, not a populist. Hunt’s beside manner. Lewis and his highly professional CCHQ team. And: the courage of 16 year old Ajay.
She yesterday achieved the outcome most likely to prop her up – at least for the time being. But Cooper, Letwin and Bercow are waiting in the wings.
The man his critics call the ‘Viktator’ has two new policies – one a gimmick, one deeply sinister.
Grayling, Patten, the Far Right, the IRA, Brexit, the Speaker – and the difference between a threat and a warning
If two men are in a car, and the passenger says to the driver: “Look out! You’re going to crash,” he is shouting out the second, not the first.
This autocratic thuggery is happening less than two hours’ flight away. We must not turn a blind eye to it.
Garvan Walshe: Merkel stood firm against her party’s worst instincts on immigration. And paid the price.
What would the lesser men who would bring her down have done: put migrants on sealed trains in their tens of thousands and send them – where, exactly?
The Hungarian Prime Minister has violated democratic norms, and exploited British taxpayers’ money to enrich his elite. Why protect him?
Will Italy’s new government blow the bloody doors off? Don’t get your hopes up. (Or your fears either.)
One day the country’s voters may dig in against the long squeeze imposed on them from northern Europe. But don’t be too sure it will happen yet.