Englischsprachiger Beitrag von Adam LeBor zu Ungarn. LeBor übt deutliche Kritik an dem Tun der Regierung, mahnt jedoch zur Besonnenheit:
„Is this an act of reckless cultural vandalism? Yes. Should we be concerned about Fidesz’s centralisation of power? Absolutely. Does it mean Hungary is sliding into dictatorship? No. Such wild talk helps nobody, least of all the modernisers in the Government trying to drag the country into the 21st century.
In Britain we should know the difference between an overcentralised democracy and a dictatorship. Mr Orbán’s model is not Vladimir Putin but Margaret Thatcher. She too was elected on a wave of hope after years of rule by a weak left-wing government; she centralised power to an unparalleled degree; she waged cultural warfare against those whom she considered dangerous liberals and tolerated no dissent in her party. Baroness Thatcher visited Budapest in 1990 to a rapturous reception. She would feel quite at home now.“