László Toroczkai, the leader of the non-parliamentary radical nationalist Mi Hazánk party, was interviewed on public television on Wednesday as part of coverage of the European parliamentary election campaign. Toroczkai said none of the mainstream parties had offered solutions to “the problem of Hungarian-Gypsy coexistence”. He said Mi Hazánk would only lend its support to “Gypsy leaders who condemn crime”. Criminals, he added, should be sent to Siberia, regardless of their nationality, “as a deterrent”. The European Union, he said, was leaving Hungary on the scrap heap because it sees countries that joined the bloc later merely as sources of cheap labour.
Toroczkai said Hungarian citizens did not benefit from EU subsidies as both the ruling Fidesz party and the left-liberals had either stolen the monies or spent them on “useless” investments.