Viktor Orban

‘Arise Hungarians, your country calls you!’ The poet Sandor Petofi declaims the famous ‘Talpra Magyar’ on 15 March 1848. Lajos Kossuth stands to the right

Hungary is being led once again down a dangerous nationalistic path

12 January 2019 9:00 am

Hungary’s history is full of conflict and compromise. But even among its many minorities it was a country that inspired extraordinary loyalty, says Philip Mansel

Roger Scruton becomes the latest victim of the Twitchfork mob

10 November 2018 9:00 am

‘Once identified as right-wing you are beyond the pale of argument,’ wrote Sir Roger Scruton. ‘Your views are irrelevant, your…

How Orbán duped the Brexiteers

22 September 2018 9:00 am

Why are Brexiteers so easily duped by authoritarians in Hungary and Poland?

Did I lock up a princess? She says I did

18 February 2017 9:00 am

Gstaad One’s unpopularity on account of calling it a night diminishes in direct proportion to the severity of the next…

The suddenly world-famous Nazi whose job I stole

3 December 2016 9:00 am

It is odd when someone you know becomes a world-famous Nazi. You may not recognise the name Richard Spencer, but…

We’ll all be Hungary soon if the ‘let ‘em all in’ brigade don’t shut up

8 October 2016 9:00 am

The good people of Hungary went to the polls on Sunday and voted by more than 98 per cent against…

Even fruitcakes and fascists are more popular than the flaccid centre

28 May 2016 9:00 am

A depression has settled on the Liddle household ever since Norbert Hofer narrowly failed in his bid to become the…

Why Viktor Orban could be David Cameron’s new best friend

30 May 2015 9:00 am

Hungary’s Viktor Orban could be the PM’s most influential ally in EU renegotiations. So what does he want – and what can he get?

How Vladimir Putin is waging war on the West – and winning

21 February 2015 9:00 am

The Russian President has been trying to draw a new Iron Curtain across Europe