West has no right to sneer at easterners’ hostility to migrants

Among Britain’s best-loved sportsmen of the 1970s was a mild-mannered heavyweight boxer named Joe Bugner. Born Jozsef Kreul Bugner in southern Hungary, he fled to Britain as a child with his parents after a Soviet invasion in 1956 crushed an anti-communist uprising.

The Bugner family were among 21,000 Hungarians who arrived in Britain. These refugees formed part of a wave of more than 200,000 Hungarians who crossed the Iron Curtain and found shelter in western countries. Everywhere they benefited from spontaneous donations of clothes, bedding and household goods from the general public.

  • lolwut?

    Story is behind a pay wall.

  • Brett_McS

    Joe Bugner lives at the Gold Coast, Queensland, now. He was the heavy weight champion of Great Britain (and Australia) and was the only man to go the distance against Mike Tyson in his heyday (he did it twice) – when Tyson’s opponents often didn’t get to the second round. A clever boxer but I don’t think he had the knock-out punch to get a world title. He had a bit part in an excellent movie made some years back in the Gold Coast called Gettin’ Square (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0341376/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1).

  • canminuteman

    We liked and respected Hungarians. We loath and despise muslims. See the difference?

  • ontario john

    But peace is at hand! French citizen Mulcair stated last night with his Mansbridge interview, that he would stop the war against peace loving ISIS and bring all troops home. Yes we can expect our new PM, Thomas Chamberlain(sorry I mean Mulcair) to arrive back from the Middle East stepping off a plane with a paper in his hand, stating we have peace in our time.

    • Maurixio Garciasanchez

      He was trying to explain that invading and bombing another country is not Canada’s job that job belongs to the US.

    • mauser 98

      total media silence on Mulcair dual citizenship
      imagine if Stevie were dual Can/US citizen?
      cattawollering non stop

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Among the most notable of the Hungarian refugees was Andras Grof, who changed his name to Andrew Grove and founded Intel.