Breaking: Hungarian conductor urges European MPs to exclude his racist government

The conductor Adam Fischer has joined the chorus of cultural opinion demanding the isolation of Victor Orban’s government.  Fischer, 63, urged the conservative grouping in the European Parliament to expel the Hungarian group, on the grounds that it legitimised antisemitism and racialism.

In a letter to the group, he added: “In Western Europe since the Second World War there has been a consensus to put racist ideologies in political quarantine… Anti-Semitism is prevalent in Hungary today and the ruling party makes it socially acceptable.’

The pianist Andras Schiff has previously announced that he will not return to Hungary under this regime. Eminent academics have warned that Hungary in on the verge of turning fascist.

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