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Beerhall Jobbik in Camden, London.

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Left Foot Forward reports that European neofascists, the Jobbik, recently held a meeting in a Camden pub recently:

“Hungarian Nazis have held a meeting at a pub in Camden. Fifty thugs from the far-Right Jobbik party – which sits alongside the British National Party in the European Parliament – met at the Gloucester Arms in Leighton Road, Kentish Town, last weekend.

Jobbik, like their BNP counterparts, have long been accused of violent extremism, anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial, and were today described by the Leader of Hungary’s Opposition as an “extremist scandal-party” which has “violence written on its flag”.

Their slogans include “Who would like to live as Hungarians in Hungary”, and they have campaigned to decriminalise the banned paramilitary Hungarian Guard terror group.”

Update 1: Searchlight has more on European neofascism and groupings around the EU.

Update 2: The FT has more on prejudice against the Roma:

“But the economic downturn in central and eastern Europe has added new urgency to a problem of marginalisation that goes back decades. Surveys show that Hungarians, along with many of their neighbours in the region, nurture strong feelings of prejudice against gypsies. That means Roma (gypsies) stand to be hit first and hardest by rising unemployment, which has reached 15.6 per cent in Borsod county with its high gypsy population – twice the national jobless level. Although the economy may grow slightly next year, unemployment will rise further before it peaks.”

Update 3: Interested in Hungarian politics ? Then www.politics.hu is the site for you.

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15/12/2009 at 13:10