Brussels bullying of Poland could lead to the break up of the EU – EXPRESS COMMENT
HAVE the bureaucrats in charge of the EU learned nothing from Brexit? Britain voted to leave the EU because we were tired of an unelected assembly controlling our country.
Rather than taking note of this and allowing remaining members a little more leeway, the EU is going further still. It has threatened to strip Poland of voting rights if the country goes ahead with new laws that allow more governmental say in the judiciary. How can this possibly be justified?
In fact this punishment of Poland is almost certainly not going to happen because the EU would need a unanimous vote among members to implement such a move, which it is unlikely to get. But the point is that this is a domestic matter for Poland.
If the Poles don't want their government to act in such a way, then they can vote them out. However, not for the first time the EU is taking the kind of attitude that suggests Poland is acting like a naughty child and will have to do as it is told.
The EU is coming apart at the seams because it is trying to impose the same conformity on every country in the bloc, despite our very different histories. Brexit is what happens when you push this too far.
There are no signs yet that Poland will want to do likewise, not least as it has done very well out of EU membership. But they took us for granted and look what happened. The Poles may well yet do the same.