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While we here in Hungary are literally fighting a life-and-death battle against the coronavirus, the EPP is indulging itself in power games within the bubble of bureaucrats in Brussels

The Prime Minister recalled that Fidesz has left the European People’s Party Group in the European Parliament; it refused to accept that the rights of Members of the European Parliament – and thus the rights of Hungarian voters – be restricted by an amendment of the Group’s statutes.

Now – without the EPP – we must build a European democratic Right that offers a home to European citizens who “do not want migrants, who do not want multiculturalism, who have not descended into LGBTQ lunacy, who defend Europe’s Christian traditions, who respect the sovereignty of nations, and who see their nations not as part of their past, but as part of their future,” Mr Orbán wrote.

He took the view that Fidesz’s exit from the Group also opens up a new perspective in European politics.

He wrote it is widely known that the Hungarians “wanted to return the EPP – which is in continuous retreat, jettisoning its political values, as if from a sinking airship – to its former position as Europe’s leading intellectual and political force”; to being a large, strong, democratic formation of the Right, which could bring together centrist, conservative and traditional Christian democratic parties and their voters into a great shared political home, he said.

According to Mr Orbán, on Wednesday this opportunity was lost, and “the EPP has finally become an annexe of the European Left”.

He stressed that on the issues of migration, family values and national sovereignty – in other words, the great issues of our age – there is no longer any difference between the EPP and the European Left, and so “there is good reason for parties on the European Left and their leaders to light bonfires in celebration: they have expanded their numbers with the addition of another party,” he added.

He highlighted that their task is clear. Now – without the EPP – they must build a European democratic Right that offers a home to European citizens who “do not want migrants, who do not want multiculturalism, who have not descended into LGBTQ lunacy, who defend Europe’s Christian traditions, who respect the sovereignty of nations, and who see their nations not as part of their past, but as part of their future”.

The time for this has come. Long live the democratic Right! Fortes Fortuna adiuvat!” Mr Orbán wrote in conclusion.