We have another nice piece into the mosaic of the new political movements in the Czech Republic. How they communicate; what their goals and policies are; whom do they represent…The following interview was not authorized by the interviewed MP. We have tried to get an authorization several times, but nobody has replied our e-mails and calls. Nevertheless, we have decided to publish the interview in its whole as it is of value in showing how the movement attracts its electorate and how it builds up its argumentation and policies as such. The interviewee's party affiliation and name, however, are not made public. The interview is presented in its original version.
We find it important to conclude with two remarks. Firstly - interestingly enough - during the course of the interview, we have been asked if we wanted to work for the movement as experts on the novelisation of the execution act. Secondly, however, at the end of the interview, the MP frankly mentioned that their movement had to promise their voters something, which is why they simply had not elaborated on the policies or planned them in too much detail - which was wrapped up by the remark that much of what they said they did not even mean anyways. So much for the brief introduction of those who have the mandate to change people's lives.
What is the opinion of your party on the relationship between the Roma people and Czechs? Is it a social or an ethical problem?
The party and I are against discrimination. Czechs and Roma people lived together for many years and there is no need to change it.
How should the state approach the socially excluded regions? Are the tools used nowadays adequate?
We strongly support the creation of new jobs, which is the most effective weapon against social revolt and racism. On the other hand, we suggest a reform of the welfare system; it must be more personalized and targeted.
What is your personal opinion on Romani culture? Should the state support their culture and its authenticity?
I do not have any problem with their culture.
Does the party cooperate with any political party in Europe? If so, does the party discuss the Roma issue with them?
Not yet but we are trying to find a partner in Switzerland.
How to set up the immigration policy of the Czech Republic (how should be the immigration policy of the Czech Republic set up) in relation to demographic changes?
We are strongly against the abuse of the welfare system by immigrants, as it is the case in France.
Would you vote for or against the tightening or simplification of the Czech immigration policy?
We do support being severe on immigrants.