Wednesday 18 January
I went to Strasbourg today to defend Hungary from the attacks launched by the international left. For make no mistake, those who criticize me criticize Hungary. Even those within Hungary who criticize me are not real Hungarians. Real Hungarians vote for Fidesz, or at least for Jobbik!
The European Parliament were debating the laws that we have passed. I started off the debate by defending our record. When we inherited the country, it was on the verge of bankruptcy, I told the MEPs. We have had to take difficult measures to deal with this. Of course, this is not strictly true, but I usually find that blaming everything on the socialists, and presenting myself as a fighter for a Free Hungary gets me some respect. And I was right.
The debate got quite heated. It was interesting being in a debating chamber where people actually debate. Our national parliament is sometimes pretty dull- more of a rubber stamp than a place where debates take place.
Aware of the fact that we need EU money, I remained silent until the end of the debate, when I thanked those MEPs who had spoken up for Hungary (i.e.me).
Friday 20 January
A sad day. It seems we may have to scrap our popular 16% flat rate of tax, to fill the hole in the budget. I decided to be honest with my people, and announced this fact in a press conference. Naturally I blamed the EU for this, saying that they are meddling in our affairs.
We have organized a pro government demonstration to take place tomorrow. However, we are a little nervous that we might not be able to attract many supporters, if recent opinion polls are to be believed, so we have called it a peace rally instead. If it's a flop, then of course we claim that it was a peace rally. If it's a success, we will claim that it shows the Hungarian people are behind us.
The organizers have found quite a few people in Transylvania who would love to come to Budapest for the weekend, and are happy to participate in any demonstration if it means they get a free bus ride here. So we should have some participants!
Saturday 21 January
The demonstration was a great success. Not sure how many people actually attended, but am happy to believe the figure of 400,000 given out by MTV. It seems that the real Hungarian people, particularly from the Transylvania regions, really do support our policies. Shame that they don't always benefit from them of course, as Transylvania is actually in Romania!
Tuesday 24 January
I went to Brussels today to meet my European enemies. We were to discuss the changes that they want me to make to the constitution. Since I had actually made clear to the EU last week that I was happy to change whatever they wanted- I was even uncharacteristically humble about this- I assumed that our meetings would be constructive and friendly.
Instead the Eurocrats were very critical of our budget performance. I reminded them that our budget deficit was below 3% of GDP last year, and one of them replied "only because you stole the private pension funds!"
I must admit, I'm beginning to lose my patience with the EU. I've tried to be agreeable all year. I've risked my popularity at home by allowing myself to be dictated to by foreigners. And still they are not happy. I'm going to explode soon.
FreeHungary, January 25. 2012.