Nigel Farage has warned that the Netherlands is leading attempts to rule Hungary over its latest anti-LGBTQ law. Mr Farage predicted the feud would escalate over the coming weeks amid threats from other member states to push for the nation’s withdrawal from the union. Hungary is now likely to face a legal challenge before the EU’s highest court.
“The Dutch Prime Minister has said he wants to bring Hungary to its knees over its LGBT policy.
“As always, there are often so many stories that go unrecorded but really matter. “
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has been harsh in his response to Hungary’s new law, urging President Orban to either withdraw the legislation or withdraw his country from the European Union.
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“I said ‘Stop it, you have to withdraw the law and, if you don’t like it and really say that European values are not your values, then you have to think about whether to stay in the Union. European ‘. “
Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel joined in his condemnation of the law, saying Budapest should also be the subject of a still untested procedure aimed at cutting EU funding for those who violate democratic rules.
Seventeen leaders from across the UK, including Mr Bettel and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, signed a letter earlier this week in support of LGBTQ + rights.
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The UN has joined the EU in denouncing the legislation, warning that it will perpetuate stigma and discrimination across the country.
Independent expert Victor Madrigal-Borloz said the legislation called into question the EU’s “value base”.
Mr Madrigal-Borloz said: “I urge them to dismantle such criminalization.
“These incriminating provisions, even when they are not applied, create a context hostile to the existence of LGBT people, also conducive to blackmail and significant violence affecting the daily lives of these people.