U.K. rejects Hungary’s assertion of no-go zones


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The U.K.’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office late yesterday (Wednesday) rejected the idea that there are no-go zones in the country, taken over by immigrants, as suggested in pamphlets published by the Hungarian government as part of its information campaign for the October 2 referendum, according to Hungarian online daily

The foreign office says in its announcement that the statements made by the Hungarian government are not true, as there are no areas in the U.K. where the rule of law cannot be enforced. A spokesman for the foreign office was reported as saying that the embassy in Hungary had already expressed concerns in connection with the pamphlets. 

In the run-up to the Hungarian referendum on the EU’s refugee quota relocation plan, the Hungarian government has issued pamphlets saying that many no-go zones can be found in EU member states, taken over by immigrants, and where local laws cannot be enforced, according to reports.

Szijjártó confronted with no-go zones on BBC 

During a video interview on Tuesday, BBC Newsnight presenter Evan Davis confronted Hungary’s foreign minister Péter Szijjártó, about the content of the pamphlets, accusing the Hungarian government of promoting an “inaccurate slur” against the United Kingdom.

Szijjártó responded by saying that the Hungarian government had printed the pamphlets based on “open reports” and “official reports” that were made by the police and the news. Szijjártó added that many EU members have no go zones and the Hungarian government does not want to see any such here.

“You’ve been to the UK right, you’ve been to London? … You still believe there are no-go areas in London where you can’t go because the migrants have taken over? This is ridiculous, you can use your eyes, it’s just ridiculous,” Davis told Szijjártó in the interview.

The interview can be seen in full below.

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