Sunday 16 September 2018 / 2:28 PM Jon Trickett

Labour slams Michael Gove for refusing to condemn Viktor Orban

“Each week that passes shows the acceleration of extremist right wing tendencies in the Conservative Party. Today Michael Gove refused to condemn Viktor Orban who leads the Hungarian government’s pandering to antisemitism and Islamophobia, attacks on judicial and media independence and abhorrent treatment of refugees and minorities.

“It is shocking that Tory MEPs voted against censuring the reactionary Hungarian government and that Cabinet Ministers are now choosing to support the Orban government’s authoritarian and anti-democratic practices.

“Theresa May should do what Gove failed to do and condemn the Hungarian government.”