Former president seeks platform aimed at refusing immigrants

Former Czech president Václav Klaus has said he wants to form a broad grouping to deal with the issue of the immigration crisis. Klaus, the founder of the centre-right Civic Democrats (ODS), said the platform would stretch across the whole political spectrum from the communist party to his former party. He said it would help give politicians a mandate from the public to refuse immigrants. Klaus said he had been in contract with leaders of political parties and groups over the past two months but the contacts did not include the Bloc Against Islam or the Freedom and Direct Democracy Moment of Tomio Okamura because their views did not coincide with his. Klaus said he would head the platform.

Author: Chris Johnstone