World watch – Saturday

Friday GMT


For posting on events, news, opinions and anything of interest from around the world.


  1. Gezza

     /  September 9, 2017

    Hungary to fight EU migrant quotas despite setback
    EU top court rejected Hungary’s challenge on migrant relocation plan, but Prime Minister Viktor Orban vows to fight on.

    The court’s ruling does not require Hungary to do anything”, Orban said, because it focused only on whether the EU had the legal right to enforce refugee quotas.

    He said EU countries which let in migrants, unlike Hungary, decided to do so of their own will and now they cannot ask Budapest to take a part in correcting their mistake.

    “It is not us Hungarians who question the rules of the club, but the Commission had changed the rules and this is unacceptable,” Orban said. The “real battle [against Brussels] is just beginning,” he added. 

    “The whole issue raises a very serious question of principles: whether we are an alliance of European free nations with the Commission representing our joint interests, or a European empire which has its centre in Brussels and which can issue orders.”

  2. sorethumb

     /  September 9, 2017

    PM Viktor Orban: ‘Hungary Is Not an Immigrant Country and Does Not Want to Become One’
    Neither did NZ
    But almost simultaneously, decisions were being made about New Zealand’s immigration
    policies that were to have far reaching consequences for the cultural politics of New
    Zealand, although it was to be almost a decade before there was an awareness of what
    exactly this meant.

  3. sorethumb

     /  September 9, 2017

    Both Alt-Right detractors and supporters have criticized the event organizers for not better regulating its optics—including the presence of at least one Nazi flag among many dozens. (No-one I know recognizes the flag-bearer, nor—suspiciously—is he among the many attendees subsequently doxed by the Left’s cyber army).
    You would think a guy who shows up with a Nazi flag would be a magnet for the media?