Orbán: Socialist-Liberal government turned against the people after Oszod’s 2006 speech
People who protested over the leaked 2006 “Oszod speech” were “not only beaten and left in the blood,” the government of the day also “deceived voters and spoke out against them “, coupled with economic measures, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told public radio Kossuth Radio. Friday morning. Marking the 15th anniversary of the leaked speech, Orbán said it had been a “terrifying moment” in Hungarian politics, adding that then Prime Minister Gyurcsany “created this situation, he delivered the speech, lied to the people. and came to power through lies, took the people’s money and drove the country into bankruptcy “yet” he remained the leader of the left to this day “.
In the leaked speech on September 17, 2006, the former socialist prime minister told the party group at a closed-door meeting in Balatonoszod that they lied about the state of the economy to win the general election .
“It’s not in the past but the past still lives with us and tries to come back,” Orbán said. He insisted that the Socialist-Liberal government had deprived the elderly of their thirteen-month pensions and stopped supporting families, as they “doubled, tripled” the price of gas and electricity for households. .
The government of the day, however, has “given it all back” with a restored family support system, reintroduced housing subsidies and wage increases, the prime minister said. “Once the retirees have recovered their 13th month pension, we can say that we have left all of Oszod’s talk behind us,” he added.
Orbán stressed the importance of the recent national government consultation public inquiry and said “a difficult decade awaits us; we will have migrations and epidemics and we have to prepare and it is good if people have the possibility to indicate which are the solid points on which they insist ”.
Regarding the subjects of the investigation, Orbán mentioned minimum wages, Hungary’s ability to produce coronavirus vaccines, as well as the issue of families. Elaborating on the latter, he said that the European Parliament would “transfer the education of children from parents to political activists, a business which we must oppose”. He also called for staying the course against the EU on migration and supporting Hungary’s rights and sovereignty.
The prime minister said a recent exchange with Pope Francis in Budapest “reaffirmed it”, and quoted the pontiff as saying that “Hungary’s fight to protect families” was one of the most important efforts for the future of Europe. He said the Pope had been “straight and tough” in saying that the family could not be put into perspective, and insisted that families were formed by “the mother, the father and the child; full stop “.
The Pope also “sees that there are great forces at work, especially in Brussels… and he spoke as firmly as I have perhaps never been able to do. He said relativizing the family should not be allowed… and added ‘go ahead’, do it, and we will, ”Orbán said.
Speaking on the pandemic, he stressed the importance of protection against the coronavirus and said “it’s better to get a booster than not to get it”.
A third jab is available to anyone within two weeks of signing up, no matter where they live in the country, Orbán said. The severity of the fourth wave of the coronavirus outbreak will depend on the country’s vaccination rate, he added.
People who refuse to be vaccinated are at risk of infection, he said, urging people of all ages to get vaccinated. At the same time, he said the government would not make compulsory overboard vaccination because “Hungarians will not tolerate this”.
Commenting on the economy, Orbán said that “whatever Brussels does” Hungary is financially stable and all post-pandemic developments can begin in time. The funding provided by Brussels to EU Member States for post-pandemic recovery is a credit and if Brussels refuses the allocation to Hungary for political reasons, “we will go alone in the money market to make up for the missing resources”, Orbán said. .
This work was accomplished “brilliantly” by the Minister of Finance who granted this loan to Hungary “according to a complicated scheme” on perhaps the most favorable terms of all time, he declared.
Orbán said more people were employed in Hungary now than at any time since 1990, which is part of why the economy is performing well. “Everyone should be aware that since 2010 we have built a labor-based economy, replacing Gyurcsany’s socialist-type benefit-based policies that made people not work,” he added.
The work-based economy can be associated with a high standard of living if Hungary has access to the European market of 400 million euros, he said. As a result, “we will be among the last to leave the EU even if it ends once,” Orbán said.
Justice Minister celebrates 15th anniversary of Gyurcsany Oszod’s leaked speech
Justice Minister Judit Varga said on Friday that “it was revealed on this day 15 years ago” that former Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany and his allies lied “morning, noon and night”, and at instead of ruling, they have misled everyone by bringing Hungary to the brink of bankruptcy.
In a Facebook post also published in English, Varga said that “after his speech leaked to Oszod, Gyurcsany, who still controls the opposition, plunged Hungary into the deepest rule of law crisis and of morals since the change of regime ”. Varga said it meant “police brutality, massive pretrial detentions without legal basis, people blinded by rubber bullets, young and old people beaten, police officers without IDs, peaceful protesters attacked by mounted police, Kossuth Square, declared an area of operations for months, surrounded by mobile barriers and a severely beaten deputy ”.
“Then, of course, Europe and Brussels remained deeply silent,” she said.
“There was no Sargentini report or Article 7 procedure at the time. No concern for the state of Hungarian democracy and the rule of law, neither by the European Commission, nor by the European Parliament or the well-known NGOs which are now considering the end of the world ”, she said. added.
Varga said that “Gyurcsany and his team have not regretted anything, have not apologized to anyone. No doubt, if he had the chance, he would continue as the real leader of the opposition as before, with the help of Brussels, of course.