May 7th, 2019
The opposition nationalist Jobbik party has accused ruling Fidesz of "building a virtual reality" by "fearmongering over immigration and terrorism" in its European parliamentary election campaign while the government had let 86,000 migrants into Hungary over the past three years. Addressing a press conference, lawmaker Adam Mirkoczki, the head of parliament's national security committee, said the stakes of the May 26 election were starting to be about "how many people are willing to swallow the orange pill", referring to Fidesz's colour. He said those who did "can continue to live in fear in this virtual reality, waiting for the government to protect them from danger". Mirkoczki said Jobbik considered the tactics of "fearmongering with fake news, lies and distortions" to be "just as serious an attack on society" as the failure to guarantee the safety of the Hungarian people.