Hungary

Tory apologists for Viktor Orbán should be ashamed of themselves

18 September 2018 9:40

To think they said Brexit would cost us friends. The UK Government has found itself a new chum in Viktor…

Tory MEPs were right not to denounce Viktor Orban

17 September 2018 14:00

You would never know it from the shrill media coverage, but Tory MEPs’ refusal to back the EU’s censure of…

Viktor Orban and Hungary’s muzzled media

14 April 2018 9:00

There are several ingredients for a successful democracy: the rule of law, opposition parties working without harassment, and a free…

The Spectator Podcast: The fight for Europe

25 January 2018 16:04

On this week’s episode, we look at the emerging ambitions of the Visegrád Four in a new Europe. We also…

George Soros vs the nation state

20 July 2017 18:34

Freedom House is a remarkable and largely admirable organisation. Over the years it has done some great work challenging governments…

This is what a xenophobic referendum actually looks like

3 October 2016 12:13

A country votes against the EU in a referendum in which rabidly anti-immigrant sentiments are aired by senior politicians. That…

Hungary’s Prime Minister shares similar views to Donald Trump. Should he be banned too?

10 January 2016 12:06

If you are going to try to put people beyond the pale on the grounds of what they have said…

‘The situation in Poland’ — Europe’s new scapegoat

12 December 2015 18:14

When an EU country elects a government with nationalist or Eurosceptic policies, the European Parliament calls an urgent investigation into…

‘European values’ won’t last long without national borders

3 November 2015 10:21

Fascinating events in Hungary where Prime Minister Viktor Orban continues to come under fire from other EU member states for…

A reliable obesity survey? Fat chance

29 December 2014 17:44

More excellent news for Team UK. Apparently we are now the second fattest people in Europe – and are rapidly…

Stand up for freedom and freedom will stand up for you (eventually)

4 July 2011 10:32

It was hard to be a supporter of U.S. President Ronald Reagan in Western Europe. As a student living in…

Can Cameronism be Europeanised?

29 June 2011 18:04

In 1997 New Labour was not just a domestic programme; it was a foreign policy too. Known as the “Neue…

Euro-bondage

22 June 2011 16:50

At a time when the Euro is looking so weak, it is a wonder that so many countries are still…

A Hungarian Lesson for Gordon Brown

23 March 2009 11:06

This seems an idea worth copying, doesn’t it? Hungary’s Prime Minister said today he is resigning because of his government’s…