Two pieces of good news from Hungary:
1. The extremist neoliberal SZDSZ party (who have less than 2% popular support, but 100% support from foreign capital) is to leave the governing coalition at the end of the month. As RSM Williams would have said; 'Oh dear, how sad, never mind.'
2. The opposition has collected the requisite number of signatures to trigger a referendum on the government's shocking proposals to privatise health care. Another humiliatating defeat for beleagured Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany (above), is on the way, unless he drops the plans.
And one piece of bad news:
The Indie reports
"The British bus and rail operator Arriva said it had entered the Hungary and Slovakia markets for the first time with a £25m acquisiton. The company which now operates in 12 countries across Europe, said the purchase of 80% of Hungary's Interbus Invest would help it to capitalise on the privatisation of the country's regional bus sector."Hungary had one of the best integrated, publicly owned public transport systems in the world, as anyone who has spent any time in the country would testify. It’s tragic to see them following the British example and privatise it.