Hungary has been attacked under the disguise of the media law, Hungarians’ democratic commitment has been questioned, the respect due to Hungary and Hungarians has been violated. The government has beaten back this attack. We made the argument of the attackers ridiculous, we have claimed and commanded due respect for Hungarians, we have made our inviolable self-esteem evident. Nobody will mop the floor with this government the way they have done with our inept and hapless predecessors. We will not accept any country or community as an inspector placed above us. So as nobody misunderstands: democracy does not exist in Hungary because anyone expects it from us or forces it upon us. Brussels is no Moscow. We have organised Hungary in the spirit of democratic life and freedom because us Hungarians like to live in freedom and democracy.

PM Orbán, 14 February 2011