Wednesday, August 24, 2005

MPs holidays

Apologies for my absence but even MPs have to go on holiday - though not for the "3 months " which the press accuse us of. Mine was a more modest fortnight on in Hungary. A hangover from the Communist times is that many Hungarian factories own a holiday home which groups of employees can book up.

Thus I found myself with my wife's extended family and two other families crowding in to a bungalow on Lake Balaton. In traditional Hungarian style the kitchen was in a separate outhouse and meals were eaten together outdoors with large quantities of home made wine.

On the subject of politics, which I couldn't resist broaching, there seemed to be a divide between the older and younger generation. The younger ones have embraced the "changes" while the older ones are unenthusiastic about either Communism or capitalism. I should say that this is based a straw pole of about 12 out of a country of 10 million people.

Back in Budapest I found to time to visit the "House of Terror"

This was the former HQ of both the Nazi and then Communist Party in Hungary. Now a museum it is a moving memorial to all who suffered and died under these two oppressive systems which have so much in common.

It should not have come as a surprise that many Nazis joined the Communist Party as soon as they realised that the war was lost.

4 Comments:

Blogger clivegsd said...

Nice to see you have had a holiday sir. I represent some of the 6 million informal Carers, most of whom have NEVER had a holiday since taking up Caring, they are pleased you could recharge your batteries. Perhaps you culd look in at ukcarers.org.uk? See what Carers really go through

5:16 AM  
Blogger ddisanazi said...

you are a horrible gay hating, lazy, scumbag, i ahev been to auchwitz, and what scum like you and edward VIII did there, was horrific, he sold secrets to the nazis, and you are like him, and like him you are getting off with no jailing, when people like you should be jailed.

2:04 PM  
Blogger ddisanazi said...

boooh the qwelsh hitler, david davies, none dsre call it treason,

2:05 PM  
Blogger ddisanazi said...

i though i was reading david irving's site when i read all the nazi apoligist trash on this site

2:06 PM  

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