The Budapest Summit on Migration, organized by Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC) ended just a few days ago. Yet we are still reeling from the facts and figures presented there by numerous speakers. The situation in Europe — thanks in part to Angela Merkel — is far worse than we had imagined. And yet the mainstream media still does not seem to realize — or willfully ignore — the implications that all this will have on our common future.
We will need a few days, perhaps weeks, to digest it all and then to begin posting some of the speeches delivered by the many invited speakers. Those speakers included Ayaan Hirsi Ali, founding president of the AHA foundation, and a scholar at Harvard and Stanford Universities; Douglas Murray, founder of the Centre for Social Cohesion and an Associate Editor of The Spectator; Éric Zemmour, writer and publicist at Le Figaro; Theodore Dalrymple, a.k.a. Anthony M. Daniels, British author and psychologist; Chantal Delsol, French philosopher and scholar; H. E. Alexander Downer, former Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs; Constance Le Grip, member of the French National Assembly in the Republican Party, Vice-President of the Cultural Affairs and Education Committee, and Member of the European Parliament; Anne-Elisabeth Moutet, columnist for the Daily and Sunday Telegraph, and Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Gatestone Institute; H.E. Jaime Mayor Oreja, former Minister of Interior of Spain, and former Vice-President of the European People’s Party grouping in the European Parliament; Daniel Pipes, President of the Middle East Forum; H.E. Nicolas Sarkozy, former President of the French Republic; and many, many more.
In the meantime, allow us to congratulate the MCC, as well as its public- and private-sector partners, for putting on so good an event. It was not only timely but it was strategically important, especially as we enter the final two months before the EU elections in May. We urge voters to keep in mind what established parties like Merkel’s CDU and other centrist parties around Europe have helped facilitate: nothing less than the ongoing migrant crisis across the Continent.
‘Vote them all out’ is increasingly the message we hear from our friends in France, Germany, Spain, and Italy. And ‘vote them all out’, is exactly what we urge our readers to do when the time comes to vote.