The vice-president of Hungary’s radical right-wing party Jobbik, János Volner, says he inspired the party’s militant wing, the Hungarian Guard, to march on Hungarian villages. He also says that, once in government, Jobbik would do everything in its power to make sure the Hungarian Guard undergoes intense development with the help of the state
Volner posted a rather long rant on his Facebook page in which he outlines how the party can emerge “from quarantine into the position of a transition party”.
Reportedly, it was at a Hungarian Guard meeting where Jobbik president Gábor Vona first met Volner, who was speaking at the event. Vona said he had never heard anything like the speech.
A former police officer, Volner writes that he personally played a role in transitioning the Hungarian Guard from the “protectors of tradition” to those who “take a firm stand against Gypsy crimes”.
According to Volner, Hungarian state security services tried to recruit 4 of the 120-130 members of the Hungarian Guard’s Pest county chapter, unsuccessfully.
He says the Hungarian Guard played an enormous role in helping popularize Hungary’s radical right-wing party. He goes on to promise that, should Jobbik come to power, he will do everything in his power to ensure that “not only will the Hungarian Guard live on, it will also receive active state support so that it can develop intensively”.
Volner says there’s no need to worry because the Hungarian Guard is totally compatible with “peoples party values”.
“It is in the interest of every responsibly thinking Hungary to see the country’s order protected, the nation defended, and emergency services in a catastrophe strengthened,” Volner writes.
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