Outside Brexit Britain, the EU stands as a symbol of legitimacy to all those opposing Viktor Orbán

The crowds demonstrating in Hungary in recent weeks have numbered many tens of thousands. They are by no means all students of a university the government is threatening to shut down, but they are mostly young and carry two flags: the Hungarian red-white-green tricolour and the European Union flag, with its circle of stars. “Europa! Europa!” they chant.

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