Fascism and a Hungarian town: paramilitaries, vigilante border patrols and the man who would be Jobbik’s new leader
As I drove into the town the first sign that greets me reads, “Migrants NOT welcome here.” Further down the street there’s another sign: no mosques, no Muslims and no LGBT+ people here. Welcome to the town of Ásotthalom in southern Hungary.
We started this blog in February 2014, in a tearing hurry. Now we’ve finally got round to an upgrade. Here are the details, plus some of our favourite posts from the past four years.
Stephen Lawrence exclusive: how two gangs’ racist rivalry led to murder, the getaway and how the police were ‘bought’
To mark the 25th anniversary of Stephen Lawrence’s death, we republish here our exclusive three-part investigation into the background to his murder, based on detailed conversations with an individual associated with criminal underworld figures linked to the families of the men who killed him.
On the surface Tiszavasvári (pronounced Tee-sah-VAH-shvah-ree) looks like many small towns in eastern Hungary. A huge church and drab Soviet era town hall dominates its centre.
Our analysis of the split in the FLA, plus report with photos of both factions’ demos in Birmingham on 24 March 2018.
In the heart of Budapest, you will find Liberty Square. At the southern end of the square there is a crude stone and bronze monument – it commemorates the victims of the 1944 Nazi occupation of Hungary. But even the most cursory look at the monument should set alarm bells ringing.