Jean Asselborn, Luxembourg Foreign Minister, has provided yet another example of the neoliberal elite's contempt for democracy. Just weeks before Hungary's referendum on the European Union's migrant quotas, Asselborn threatened Hungary with expulsion from the European Union if they reject the quota system which would force them to accept migrants.
This is just the latest example of the hate and contempt the European Union elite hold ordinary people. Jean Claude Junker (in)famously stated that borders were the world's worse ever invention.
Hungary has outraged the European elite by daring to build fences on its borders, denying access to migrants, and deporting illegal immigrants who have made their way into the country. Asselborn referenced Hungary's fences hyperbolically claiming that migrants would be shot and killed.
Viktor Orban, Hungary's prime minister, said, "I hope the Hungarian referendum will set an example for the rest of Europe." This is a clear indication of his (and just about everyone else's) expectation that the people will reject the quotas. It is also a prediction about the outcomes of next year's elections, when Eurosceptic parties, such as Le Front Nationale, are expected to do well. Orban is clearly anticipating a major shake up of the appointed Eurocrats to follow the elections.
Orban also told Hungary's parliament that the naive European migration policy should be replaced by a policy of self defence. He directly linked the migration policy to the increase in terrorist attacks in Europe. He cited the British decision to leave the European Union as a proof of the failure European Union Commission led policies. He said, Britain had taken back its own island. He represented the descision as an anti-immigration vote and as a lead to the rest of Europe.