The perils of being an honest politician

The Hungarian PM’s speech transcript that’s causing all the kerfuffle in Budapest is brilliant. Choice cuts:

“We have not much choice. Because we have screwed it up. Not just a bit, (but) big time. No country in Europe has ever done anything so impudent that we did.

“We have obviously lied over the past one and a half, two years. It was absolutely clear that what we were saying was not true.”

“…we haven’t done anything for four years. Nothing. You cannot mention a single major government measure that we could be proud of, apart from pulling the government out of this shit by the end.”

“I almost died when I had to pretend for one and a half years as if we were governing. Instead we lied in the morning, we lied in the evening.”

But what lesson does it really contain for Europe’s politicians? That the one thing you should absolutely never do is tell the truth?

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