Viktor Orban

Viktor Orbán's Texas rodeo

6 August 2022 1:35 am

Say what you want about Viktor Orbán, but he gives a good speech. His address on Thursday in Dallas on…

Viktor Orbán won't save conservatism

26 July 2022 2:16 am

It’s always the ones you most expect. Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán, nationalist strongman and post-liberal poster-boy gave a speech…

Where does brave, stubborn Hungary stand today?

4 June 2022 9:00 am

‘Deplorable,’ wrote the historian Denis Sinor in 1958 about the state of Hungarian historiography in English. ‘Not only are the…

Progressives vs populists: Macron, Orban and Europe’s faultline

9 April 2022 9:00 am

It’s the progressives vs the populists, Macron vs Orban

Viktor Orbán is no friend of the West

6 April 2022 2:20 am

Viktor Orbán‘s victory speech in Budapest on Sunday night took a curious turn. Speaking after a fourth landslide win, he…

Why Hungary's opposition failed

5 April 2022 12:51 am

Viktor Orbán has now spent a total of 16 years as Hungary’s Prime Minister but he has not lost his hunger…

Viktor Orbán has played a perfect game with Putin

1 March 2022 2:10 am

On 3 April Hungarians will have their ninth set of free parliamentary elections since the collapse of the communist dictatorship…

Viktor Orbán or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Putin

3 February 2022 8:56 pm

Viktor Orbán first came to prominence when in 1989 he declared on live TV that Hungary must put an end…

Why Viktor Orbán is fighting a war against ‘LGBT ideology’

4 December 2021 7:06 pm

‘Do you support the unrestricted presentation of sexual media content that influences the development of underage children?’ In a national…

Out of nowhere: Viktor Orbán’s new challenger

6 November 2021 9:00 am

Will Hungary’s surprise opposition leader out-Orbán Orbán?

Hungary, Poland and the EU’s ‘diversity’ problem

2 August 2021 11:59 pm

It is quite something when the self-proclaimed ‘illiberal’ prime minister of Hungary, Viktor Orbán, reminds Brussels of its liberal principles.…

Letters: How to revive Britain’s orchestras

6 February 2021 9:00 am

Good conductors Sir: Yes, it is sad to see talents like Sir Simon Rattle and Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla leaving our shores…

Orban and Macron, Europe’s new power couple

16 January 2021 9:00 am

The unlikely alliance of Orban and Macron

‘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

Norman Stone has already written, with a brilliant blend of humour, understanding and scepticism, histories of the Eastern Front, Turkey,…

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

To the inhabitants of the British Isles, the nations of central Europe have always existed in a semi–mythical space, near…

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