Saturday, September 01, 2018


The most interesting development in European politics in August was the announcement of the formation of an 'Anti-Immigration Axis' by Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán and Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini. Via The Gatestone Institute:

"Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor and Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini have pledged to create an "anti-immigration axis" aimed at countering the pro-migration policies of the European Union.

Meeting in Milan on August 28, Orbán and Salvini, vowed to work together with Austria and the Visegrad Group — the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia — to oppose a pro-migration group of EU countries led by French President Emmanuel Macron.

Orbán and Salvini are seeking a coordinated strategy ahead of the March 2019 European Parliament elections to defeat the pro-immigration Party of European Socialists (PES), a pan-European party representing national-level socialist parties from all EU member states. The objective is to change the political composition of European institutions, including the European Parliament and the European Commission, to reverse the EU's open-door migration policies.

At a joint press conference, Salvini said:

"Today begins a journey that will continue in the coming months for a different Europe, for a change of the European Commission, of European policies, which puts at the center the right to life, work, health, safety, all that the European elites, financed by [billionaire Hungarian philanthropist George] Soros and represented by Macron, deny.

"We are close to a historic turning point at the continental level. I am astonished at the stupor of a political left that now exists only to challenge others and believes that Milan should not host the president of a European country, as if the left has the authority to decide who has the right to speak and who does not — and then they wonder why no one votes for them anymore.

"This is the first of a long series of meetings to change destinies, not only of Italy and of Hungary, but of the whole European continent."

Orbán added:

"European elections will be held soon, and many things must change. At the moment there are two sides in Europe: One is led by Macron, who supports mass migration. The other side is led by countries that want to protect their borders. Hungary and Italy belong to the latter.

"Hungary has shown that we can stop migrants on land. Salvini has shown that migrants can be stopped at sea. We thank him for protecting Europe's borders.

"Migrants must be sent back to their countries. Brussels says we cannot do it. They also said it was impossible to stop migrants on land, but we did it.

"Salvini and I, we seem to share the same destiny. He is my hero."

This is positive news, and one that finally gives hope for real change. After all, no matter how bold the leaders of the Visegrad Group are, their countries - Poland, pop. 39 million, the Czech Republic, pop. around 10 million, Slovakia, pop. ca. 5 million, and Hungary, pop. ca. 10 million - represent only around 12 per cent of the EU populationwise. But if Italy, pop. 60 million, and presumably Austria, pop. around 8.5 million, join in, that's becoming something of a gamechanger. It's too bad that the Spaniards have just elected a socialist government again, for the umpteenth time proving their neverending stupidity to swerve to the left as soon a center right government has cleaned up the g*dforsaken mess left by the previous socialist goons. In practice, this has resulted, in the past few months, of the taking in of 'refugees' in Spain who were denied entry to the EU via Italy - thereby effectively nixing Italy's policy.

There remain many obstacles on the way, of course. Merkel's end has been announced a million times but for the time being she remains politically incontournable and with her the determination to destroy Europe as it was. France's Macron, too, remains firmly committed to import the Third World and bring down his own country. More serious than these individuals however, is their electorate, which keeps voting these monsters in office time and again. That's what I would call the big challenges.

'Small' challenges are e.g. the fact that even Italy and Hungary do not yet see eye to eye as regards immigration, since many in Italy are as yet merely complaining about the Dublin Regulation, instead of wanting to block immigration tout court. The Dublin Regulation requires immigrants to apply for asylum in the country where they set first foot on European soil - a measure which, for obvious reasons, places far more stress on Italy than, say, on landlocked Luxembourg.

But nevertheless, this move towards an anti-immigration alliance proves that the spirit of the Visegrad Four is spreading westwards. Let us hope it continues beyond Italy, and that by March 2019, when elections take place for the European Parliament, this axis is strong enough to defeat the main adversary, the PES (Party of European Socialists), for which population replacement is the Number One priority.