Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács published an article entitled “The Financial Times and the Soros plan deniers: these people just aren’t being straight with us” in his blog in reaction to op-eds published in the Financial Times and an American conservative news portal questioning the existence of the Soros Plan.

The Government Spokesperson recalled the article by Gideon Rachman published in the Financial Times, according to which: “(Prime Minister Viktor Orbán) has made denunciation of an alleged “Soros plan” to flood Hungary with Muslims central to his re-election campaign. There is no such plan. The journalist went on to state that Soros is a “generous” backer of “refugee charities” and also supports Brussels’ quota scheme “to resettle Syrian refugees” across the EU. Despite this “there is no such plan”, he declares with relation to the Soros Plan.

The Daily Caller published an article entitled “Hungary Asks Citizens for Advice on How to Take down George Soros,” about the government’s plans for the next national consultation to ask citizens for their input on the immigration debate. The end of the article contains a similarly outrageous claim by a spokesman for Soros, Michael Vachon, Mr. Kovács writes.

“Soros’s position is entirely consistent with mainstream European values,” says Vachon. “The claim that Soros is promoting a scheme to import a million illegal immigrants into Europe is Viktor Orbán’s fantasy”, George Soros’s spokesperson wrote.

Except it’s not. “It’s not something we’ve made up,” as Prime Minister Orbán has said, “We didn’t reach this conclusion through divination, but the architect of the plan published it himself.” At the end of September 2015, the billionaire financial speculator published an article in his own name entitled – wait for it – “George Soros: Here’s my plan to solve the asylum chaos”. The first point of his plan says that “the EU has to accept at least a million asylum-seekers annually for the foreseeable future.”

“The EU should provide 15,000 euros ($16,800) per asylum-seeker for each of the first two years to help cover housing, health-care and education costs — and to make accepting refugees more appealing to member states”, Soros continued.

“By the way, at current exchange rates, 15,000 EUR amounts to about 4.5 million forints per annum. That’s more than many Hungarian citizens earn”, the Government Spokesperson added.

“I’d hate to accuse someone of being dishonest. But Messrs. Rachman and Vachon – and the many other deniers – are not being straight with us here. It’s their job to know this stuff, so the fact that they continue to deny the existence of the Soros Plan is insulting”, Mr. Kovács wrote in his blog.

“Soros, in his own words, clearly has a plan to push immigration on the citizens of Europe, and he’s actively promoting it through his network of so-called “civic groups”, through his lobbying of the European Parliament, and in his secretive meetings with members of the European Commission. Those who deny that the Soros Plan exists would prefer that we not talk about it, and they dread the idea that – God forbid! – the citizens of Europe should have a say”, the Government Spokesperson writes.