Monday 6 January 2020 / 9:41 PM Jon Trickett

Trickett responds to Tim Montgomerie’s comments on the UK’s future relationship with Hungary

Jon Trickett MP, Labour’s Shadow Cabinet Minister, responding to Tim Montgomerie’s comments on the UK’s future relationship with Hungary, said:

“These comments from one of Boris Johnson’s senior advisers are despicable.

“Cosying up to a government which peddles antisemitic and Islamophobic rhetoric, attacks migrants and refugees and undermines judicial and media independence is unacceptable.

“But this is no surprise from a Conservative Party that whipped its MEPs to vote in support of Viktor Orban’s government.

“Tim Montgomerie’s position as ‘social justice’ adviser is untenable and his comments show how far the Conservatives have moved away from traditional British values of fairness and equality.

“Boris Johnson must remove him immediately.”

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