Conservative MP Daniel Kawczynski has come under fire for attending a ‘national conservatism’ conference featuring controversial European politicians, including the prominent Italian politician, Matteo Salvini, Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orbán and Marion Maréchal of France’s National Rally.
Defending his attendance, Mr Kawczynski said: “ Clearly, Messrs. Orbán and Salvini are not to everyone’s tastes. But they represent serious ideas and concerns, some of which are shared by many citizens of the UK.”
A spokesman for Campaign Against Antisemitism said: “The polarisation of politics on the continent means that parties with hard right and hard left views are now part of the mainstream, as happened in the UK with the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn. It is important that the Conservative Party not be enticed by such views and those who espouse them.”