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Why does the Hungarian electorate put up with this? The answer is threefold. In economic terms the country is enjoying a relatively good decade, and many families are feeling the benefits despite the record-shattering income gap, and mind-boggling stories like the one of Orbán's childhood friend, the village gas fitter Lőrincz Mészáros, who since 2010 has risen from complete nobody to the 2057th richest person on the planet. Wages are up, unemployment is down, and about half a million mostly young and educated people have moved to other EU countries. Brussels is spending over 4 billion euros a year on Hungary, adding 3 to 4 percent to the county's Gross National Income.
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But there is one more way Europe could help: By sending election observers. The guy is a cheater.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Apr 24th, 2019 at 06:05:27 PM EST
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Thousands march in Glasgow to support Scottish independence (eurogreen fille, top L, row 6 )
It is the first rally since First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said last month that she would introduce new legislation to stage a second independence referendum by May 2021, the end date of the current government in Holyrood.
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Sturgeon's Scottish National Party (SNP) is campaigning ahead of the European elections later this month on a "Stop Brexit" platform, in a bid to reinforce Scotland's support for staying in the EU. The SNP is expected to win three or four of Scotland's six seats in the European Parliament, with Labour and the Conservatives taking one each.
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Permission to vote

The devolved government in Edinburgh cannot hold a referendum without being granted the powers to do so by the Westminster government in London.  



Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun May 5th, 2019 at 04:26:58 PM EST
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PHOTO CAPTION: Let's make a Brexit deal, UK PM May tells Labour opposition at the Scottish Conservatives' annual party conference, Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, Friday 3 May.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun May 5th, 2019 at 04:31:53 PM EST
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