A large majority of citizens in all European countries would probably respond the same way as the Hungarians in today's referendum. Nevertheless, both the questions and answers are condemned in European mainstream media.
"Will you allow the EU to decide that non-Hungarian citizens are allowed to be moved to Hungary without the National Assembly approving it?", reads the question the Hungarians will vote on today.
In European public opinion (mainstream media) it will be considered vulgar to ask for people's views on something like that. For residents' opinion is contrary to the EU's gold standard. EU bureaucrats have in fact decided, but not gotten through yet, that Brussels should decide how many asylum seekers and migrants each member state will receive - with or without the member state's consent.
Thus the question is if supranational bodies in Brussels are to decide the immigration policy of the individual nation states.
That bodies in Brussels should decide our countries population and who will move there - over the head of countries' parliaments - has got to be one of the most dramatic interventions one can imagine in a system of national democracy. A big step towards a supranational federation.
And this is what Sunday's referendum in Hungary is about.
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