On marching towards dictatorship - Shaun Walker and Jennifer Rankin in The Guardian:
'Hungary’s parliament has passed a new set of coronavirus measures that includes jail terms for spreading misinformation and gives no clear time limit to a state of emergency that allows the nationalist prime minister, Viktor Orbán, to rule by decree.
Parliament voted by 137 to 53 to pass the measures on Monday afternoon, with the two-thirds majority enjoyed by Orbán’s Fidesz party enough to push them through in spite of opposition from other parties, which had demanded a time limit or sunset clause on the legislation.
The bill introduces jail terms of up to five years for intentionally spreading misinformation that hinders the government response to the pandemic, leading to fears that it could be used to censor or self-censor criticism of the government response.'
Read the article here.
Future dictators will worship Corona, that much is for sure.
We gave up our rather weak liberal democracies for the promise of health and not dying from Corona. Many of us believe that this was a bargain.