Thursday, 23 March marked the day of Polish-Hungarian friendship. Fidesz MEP Balázs Hidvéghi commemorated the event on his Facebook page. The next day, he showed that his appreciation for Poland goes beyond formalities.
The MEP stressed on his page that the Left should stop attacking Poland ‘on a weekly basis.’ He posted a two-minute-long video of his remarks in defence of our brotherly Eastern European nation at the European Parliament, before the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs.
His contention was that while the Committee was holding a debate on the current state of the Polish judiciary, they invited no representative of the Polish government to listen to their side of the story.
In his video, MEP Hidvéghi has this to say about the ongoing discussion about the Polish legal system:
‘We are talking about these issues while only listening to one side of the story. This does not meet the most elementary rules of any objective debate whatsoever. I’m sure the Polish government…have their opinion on these matters but they have not been invited to speak. I wonder why. I think the reason is that this committee is not interested in an objective debate, as it has never really been. What the left here likes to do is listen to their own narrative, and to listen to that narrative only, and to not hear other views on the issues.’
Balázs Hidvéghi also went on to share his suspicions that the date of the debate had been conveniently put close to the upcoming Polish parliamentary election, in an attempt to hurt the ruling conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party. ‘The commission will again take its share in manipulating public sentiment,’ he added.