Like boxers, politicians like Fico always believe they can win one last fight

With his political career in danger, and no substantive punches left to throw, Fico is flailing about in an attempt convince people that all this alarm about the ‘Ndrangheta mafia infiltrating his own office is the work of foreigners and George Soros.

Robert FicoRobert Fico (Source: Sme)

Remember when Robert Fico knew he was about to lose the presidential election and he desperately accused Andrej Kiska of being a Scientologist in an attempt to turn his campaign around? It didn’t work, but that isn’t stopping Fico from trying something similar now.

Like professional boxers, politicians like Fico never retire on their own. They always believe themselves capable of winning one last fight, and only leave for good once they get knocked out. With his political career in danger, and no substantive punches left to throw, Fico is flailing about in an attempt convince people that all this alarm about the ‘Ndrangheta mafia infiltrating his own office is the work of foreigners and George Soros.

Out of ideas, again, and looking like an incompetent patsy of global organized crime, he has adopted conspiratorial tactics from neighboring Hungary, where Viktor Orban — ironically a former recipient of a Soros scholarship to study in the UK — has used anti-Soros campaigns to great effect in recent years.

The rest of this article is premium content at Spectator.sk
Subscribe now for full access

I already have subscription - Sign in

Subscription provides you with:
  • Immediate access to all locked articles (premium content) on Spectator.sk
  • Special weekly news summary + an audio recording with a weekly news summary to listen to at your convenience (received on a weekly basis directly to your e-mail)
  • PDF version of the latest issue of our newspaper, The Slovak Spectator, emailed directly to you
  • Access to all premium content on Sme.sk and Korzar.sk

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Theme: Viktor Orbán

Read more articles by the topic
This article is also related to other trending topics
George Soros

Top stories

Investors pursued projects and transactions despite the virus

Investors pursued projects and transactions despite the virus. Check out the 2020 investment highlights from Slovakia.

The visualisation of new Istropolis building

Better times ahead for the Calvary in Bratislava

The last preserved station was restored this summer.

The last preserved station of the Stations of the Cross in Bratislava

Why you need to buy a belt

On this Black Friday, with society teetering on the brink of chaos, I ask that we all do our part.

Virtual school and children's well-being

11 tips how to help children thrive during the pandemic.