OPINION

Slippery slope

The extremely divisive language that is currently being used by parliamentary deputies and coalition ministers is both unacceptable and dangerous.

It is high time that the tired, old argument that “whoever does not agree with us is a traitor” was filed away, along with the kind of talk that gives rise to national division of the kind that should never be repeated.

This is the sort of rhetoric that could eventually lead to an explosive rise of the nationalist extreme right, which in turn could completely destroy the country.

At the same time, it is also the duty of those representing pro-European parties to respond to all kinds of extremism, both dynamically as well as setting the standard of institutional decency, instead of resorting to expressions better suited to hooligans.

Someone needs to keep the balance in this country and democracy whose standards are sliding down a very slippery slope every single day.