PM: Hungarians 'politically incorrect by nature'

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In a genuine economic breakthrough, the Hungarian economy grew last year, without that growth being mostly derived from foreign loans, for the first time in decades, Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in his state of the nation speech delivered at Várkert Bazár in Budapest on Friday. He also spoke out against immigration and said Hungarians are "politically incorrect by nature".

The prime minister added that coming years must be about people working hard every day, and said workers should be supported in conjunction with economic growth and the improvement of competitiveness. Political analyst Gábor Török believes that ruling Fidesz’s turn to the social layer of laborers resembles the U.K. Tory party’s campaign of 2013.

Orbán said that liberal multiculturalism is not ready to respond to the issues that Europe needs to face today. A chief issue in the prime minister’s view is whether Europe can welcome people who are not ready to accept, or in some cases wish to destroy, European culture.

Further questions that need to be addressed include whether the spirit of the Cold War can be stopped from returning and whether Hungary can prevent Russia from becoming its enemy again, Hungarian news agency MTI cited Orbán as saying.

"Is it possible for Hungarians to stand by Ukraine's independence and security for ethnic Hungarians in Transcarpathia and at the same time protect our country's energy security and economic interests?" he asked. Hungary's elected leaders must answer these questions from the position of being committed members of the EU and NATO, while keeping Hungary a safe place in an uncertain world, he added.

Orbán termed Hungarian people to be “politically incorrect by nature”, which means in his ideology that Hungarians “have not yet lost their common sense”. Hungarians are interested not in "empty talk but in facts; they want results not theories," he said.

The government has abandoned a neoliberal economic policy, the policy of austerity, the "delusions" of a multicultural society and liberal social policy, which does not acknowledge the common good and rejects Christian culture. 

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