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Nigel Farage warned the Netherlands has been main makes an attempt to reign in Hungary over its newest anti-LGBTQ legislation. Mr Farage has predicted the row will intensify over the approaching weeks amidst threats from fellow member states to push for the withdrawal of the nation from the union. Hungary is now doubtless to face a authorized problem on the EU’s highest courtroom. 

Speaking to GB News, Mr Farage mentioned: “The other story that’s not making big news but it’s a huge story is a bust-up in the EU of epic proportions between Hungary and in particular The Netherlands.

“The Dutch Prime Minister saying he desires to bring Hungary to its knees over its LGBT coverage.

“As ever, there’s often so many stories out there that don’t get covered but that really matter.”

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte was harsh in his response to Hungary’s new legislation, urging President Orban to both withdraw the laws or withdraw his nation from the European Union.

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Speaking to the press on the newest EU leaders’ summit in Brussels, Mr Rutte mentioned: “It was really forceful, a deep feeling that this could not be. It was about our values; this is what we stand for,

“I mentioned ‘Stop this, you could withdraw the legislation and, in case you do not like that and actually say that the European values are usually not your values, then you could take into consideration whether or not to stay within the European Union’.”

Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel joined in his condemnation of the law, saying Budapest should also be subject to an as-yet untested procedure to cut EU funding for those who violate democratic rules.

Seventeen leaders from across the UK, including Mr Bettel and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, signed a letter earlier this week in support of LGBTQ+ rights.

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Hungary’s proposed anti-LGBTQ+ law would see the Government ban the use of material in schools seen as promoting homosexuality and gender change.

The UN has joined the EU in denouncing the legislation, warning it will perpetuate stigma and discrimination across the country.

Independent expert Victor Madrigal-Borloz said that the legislation was challenging the “values base” of the EU.

Mr Madrigal-Borloz said: “I urge them to dismantle such criminalisation.

“These criminalising provisions, even when they are not applied, create a context that is hostile to the existence of LGBT persons that is also conducive to blackmail and to significant violence affecting the every day lives of these persons.”

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