It’s not very often I get a formal invite to attend an event at an embassy. In fact I think it’s fair to say I’ve never received such an invite before.
Thousands of fascist and ultra-nationalist thugs marched through the centre of Warsaw today, hijacking Poland’s annual Independence Day celebrations.
The Independence Day bank holiday on 11 November is an important day in the Polish calendar; it is celebrated with parades and marches across the country.
When Jobbik’s leader, Gabor Vona, visited London on Sunday 26 January 2014, he was rightly greeted by a Unite Against Fascism protest and a howl of derision from the press and media. For Hungary’s Jobbik is an unashamedly racist and fascist organisation.
We have had an ugly month of May, drenched by a double wave of racism.