Tuesday, May 21, 2013
'The Germans sent tanks before. It didn't work': Angela Merkel says she will not 'send in the cavalry' over Hungary's constitution changes but provokes fury from their PM
A diplomatic row has erupted between Germany and Hungary after Angela Merkel said she wouldn’t be ‘sending in the cavalry’ to sort out the fellow EU country’s problems.
Hungary’s prime minister responded by referring to the Nazi invasion of his country in 1944, saying: ‘The Germans already sent the cavalry once, and in the form of tanks.
Viktor Orban told listeners to his weekly radio broadcast: ‘Our request would be that they did not send them again. It wasn’t a good idea back then and it didn’t work.’