Joey Millar — The Daily Express June 9, 2016
Western Europe is “cracking up” over the ongoing refugee crisis, the Hungarian Prime Minister has declared as he claims eastern nations were right to be harsh on migrants.
Viktor Orbán said elitist leaders in the west were steaming ahead with migrant settling plans their citizens were vehemently against.
He laid into the region at a summit yesterday, where he declared the tumultus continent was now actually being lead by the Visegrad states – Hungary, Slovakia, Poland and the Czech Republic.
In a ferocious critique of the European Union, he explained while governments of western countries like the UK, Germany and France were ignoring their citizens, the Visegrad was listening to concerns and representing the views of the population – especially regarding immigration.
He said “everything is cracking in the west of us”, where never before has “everything people wanted and everything elites did so opposed”.
In contrast, he said, Visegrad was now the “most stable region in terms of economy and politics” and “the most successful and stable region of the world”.
He said: “Governments are stable, democratic systems are stable, constitutions are voted by the people and stable, democratic procedures are going on.”
Czech Europe minister Tomas Prouza added the Visegard “were right” about their long-standing concerns over the migrant crisis – a worry western countries have ignored for too long.
Hungary in particular has been adamant about its defence of its borders, building a 500km-long razor wire fence in an attempt to keep out illegal migrants.
Prouza told EUObserver.com: “In 2015 we were labelled as European outcasts, but now what we were saying is mainstream.
“We were right but we didn’t find the proper way to explain it.
“Look at the changes of attitude in Austria and other countries. Nobody was ready to handle that.”
Countries like Germany are now paying the price for their open-armed welcome to migrants last year, with numbers soaring and the migration system in chaos.
New figures released today that 80 per cent of those who entered the country did so without a passport – with hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers already in the country expected to request their relatives join them.