Fidesz has slammed Hungarian left-wing MEPs for voting in favour of a motion to fine European Union member states that refuse to join the migrant quota scheme. Socialist, Democratic Coalition, Együtt and Dialogue for Hungary MEPs supported the move to “punish” member states that refuse to accept the redistribution of migrants who are already in the EU, Fidesz group leader Lajos Kósa and his co-ruling Christian Democrat counterpart Péter Harrach said this week. According to leaked drafts of the proposal, Brussels would levy a fine of HUF 78 million for every migrant rejected. “This outrageous proposal is yet another sign that Brussels is utterly insensitive to reality and has lost touch with voters,” the ruling parties said, insisting that the proposal counters EU law and the basic treaty. “The Hungarian political left has again chosen to represent the interests of Brussels rather than those of the Hungarian people.” The opposition PM party on Monday accused Fidesz of deliberately misrepresenting decisions by the European Parliament so as to whip up sentiment against refugees and the Hungarian left wing. Dialogue for Hungary (PM) spokesman Bence Tordai insisted that there is no such thing as “forced settlement” and called on Hungarians to boycott the “senseless referendum” and attend a demonstration organised by PM instead. Socialist MEP István Ujhelyi accused Fidesz of using Brussels as a money spigot and eschewing the responsibility that EU membership entails. The migrant crisis is just “an excuse” for the government to drive Hungary out of the EU, Ujhelyi said.