The Hungarian P.M. appears to have come a cropper for telling lies leading up to thie spring elections. Sound familiar? I was in Budapest the week prior to voting, and comments I heard then mentioned the arrogance of the candidate! One aspect of this was his picture covering the whole face of a tower block.
Hungarians will not stand for any nonsense as those who remember the 1956 resistance to Soviet power. Now in front of parliament there is a flag with a hole where the reminder of earlier domination has been removed.
As it happens it seems that Tony Blair happily endorsed Ferenc Gyurcsany who he has known over the past few years, regularly meeting with “left of centre”, “socialist” leaders in Budapest. Gyurcsany, who openly admitted lying, says he will not stand down. And where have we heard that before?