Gyurcsány in London

Ferenc Gyurcsány went to London. The chairman of the Democratic Coalition was invited as a guest speaker by one of the most prestigious academic panels, the Oxford Union.

The panel was founded in 1823, and among past participants we can find the Dalai Lama, Mother Theresa, Winston Churchill, Margaret Thatcher, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and Albert Einstein.
Last Thursday, Gyurcsány participated in a debate about populist politics and said that blaming populist politicians in itself cannot be effective. The main source of the populism is the fact that more and more people feel that their life is hopeless. If the democrats do not hear these calls for help, if they do not provide fair and hopeful solutions, the disappointed people will turn to the populists. These politicians are offering the national isolation and the creation of different concepts of enemy as the best solutions.
"We must realize that although globalisation has achieved some outstanding results, it has also created new inequalities. These inequalities are resulting in bitter disappointment and that is the reason why people set its face against the traditional, moderate parties, and they perceive the freedom of the global economy and culture as a danger.
Instead of isolation we offer the opposite, because the answer for the contradictions of the global world can be only global. A more equitable agreement between the enterprises and the people would require new international tax agreements, and regulations that would protect workers more effectively. Regarding the refugee crisis, the answer must be common. That is why we would like to promote a stronger Europe with a European government, a bicameral European Parliament and finally we would like to create the United States of Europe – said Ferenc Gyurcsány.
After leaving Oxford, the Chairman of DK went to Cambridge, where he held a speech in the King's College about the challenges Europe is facing and then he met with Hungarian students who are studying there.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 November 2017 20:48