Tuesday, September 19

Caught On Tape

Violence broke out in Budapest after a recording of the Hungarian PM saying the government has lied. The passage that seems to have created the most anger,

(Guardian)"We lied in the morning, and we lied in the evening," he told the meeting in a 25-minute speech that was peppered with obscenities and in which he said the government's failure to overhaul the economy had made painful reforms inevitable.

"There is not much choice, because we screwed up. Not a little, a lot. No European country has done something as boneheaded as we have," he said. "Evidently, we lied throughout the last year-and-a-half, two years."

You can't show me any significant government measure that we can be proud of, other than, in the end, we managed to drag the government back from the brink."