Monday, September 17, 2012

The infamous speech

"There is not much choice. There is not, because we have f#$#ed it up. Not a little but a lot. No European country has done something as boneheaded as we have. It can be explained. We have obviously lied throughout the past one and a half-two years. It was perfectly clear that what we were saying was not true. We are beyond the country's possibilities to such an extent that we could not conceive earlier that a joint government of the Hungarian Socialist Party and the liberals would ever do. And in the meantime, by the way, we did not do anything for four years. Nothing."

Excerpt from Ferenc Gyurcsány's speech given in Balatonőszöd, Hungary, during May 2006. It led to the Budapest riots against his government after the the speech was aired to the Hungarian public in the fall of 2006.

Ferenc Gyurcsány, the failed and disgraced former prime minister of Hungary.