The Socialists, Jobbik and Democratic Coalition are now becoming a group seeking to thwart any initiative, ruling Fidesz’ parliamentary group leader Lajos Kósa told a press conference after new judges were elected to the Constitutional Court, and based on just the past I can’t help but agree with him. The Gyurcsány-led Democratic Coalition voted against the judges and accused green opposition LMP of “collaborating” with the governing parties and the four candidates. Then the Democratic Coalition questioned the independence of all the candidates, claiming they had ties with Fidesz. Pretty much the same was done by the Socialists and Jobbik, the latter of which even criticised the governing parties for not consulting the party. Since I don’t want to have to go to court to fight defamation claims I have to choose my words carefully. That’s not entirely true. I know that it’s not because there is a press release on Jobbik’s website from about a week ago, saying that “Jobbik withdrew from the consultation process earlier and in the current corrupt, anti-democratic and feral political climate it does not intend to return”. Let’s go back to the independence of the new judges. Even the news portal Index – which could hardly be accused of sympathising with the government – said it would be very difficult to question the nominees from a political point of view. So there. LMP was also accused of making a deal in exchange for its support of the candidates. LMP says it wasn’t so, but so what if it was? So what if they got a deal in exchange for the ruling parties naming candidates acceptable for them? I might be way off but I always thought that that’s what politics was about.