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New Polish Government Breaks with EU on Migrant Policy, Climate Change

New Polish Government Breaks with EU on Migrant Policy, Climate Change

EU flag removed from weekly news conference

In a show of defiance against the European Union, Poland’s newly-elected conservative Prime Minister Beata Szydlo has broken with the practice of her liberal predecessors and decided to remove the EU flag from her weekly news conference.

Last month, Prime Minister Szydlo’s conservative Law and Justice Party won a landslide victory on an anti-immigration and Eurosceptic platform. The new Polish government is opposed to the EU-backed German proposal to distribute migrants across EU member states. Poland is only willing to accept displaced Christians from the Middle East.

Until now, Hungary’s President Viktor Orbán had been leading the charge against the EU’s Open-Arms Migrant Policy. With the election of Prime Minister Szydlo’s Right-Wing government in Poland, Hungary has found a powerful new alley within the European Union. Financial Times reports:

Poland’s new conservative euro-sceptic government has removed the European Union flag from its weekly press conference for Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, in a symbolic gesture that underscores the new regime’s cooler relations with Brussels, and its more patriotic outlook.

“We have adopted the principle that the statements made after the meeting of the Polish cabinet will be implemented against the background of the most beautiful, white-and-red flags,” Ms Szydlo, who was sworn in as prime minister last week, said in response to a question asking where the EU flags, which had previously featured alongside Polish flags, had disappeared to.

Since the election, [Prime Minister Szydlo’s Law and Justice Party] had said it will not honour an EU scheme to share refugees, and voiced concern over the EU’s climate change policies.

Warsaw’s new-found irreverence toward the EU flag didn’t go unnoticed in Brussels. The senior EU parliamentarian and former Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt lashed back at Polish Prime Minister on Twitter saying, “So you don’t want the flag, but you still want the EU money?” Since the beginning of the migrant-crisis earlier this year, Eurocrats have been threating East European countries like Hungary, Czech Republic and Poland with reduction in financial aid and investments if they resist opening up their borders to mass migration.

East European countries that had resentfully lived under Moscow’s iron-fist for less than half a century (1945-91) are today turning out to be the fiercest opponents of dictates coming from Brussels.

Poland’s new government has also refused to join EU-led efforts to fight Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. According to Poland’s newly appointed Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski, the country won’t be sending young Polish men in the harm’s way, while “hundreds of thousands of Syrians sit and drink coffee on Berlin’s Unter den Linden and watch us fight for their safety.” Poland offered instead to train young Syrian migrants to fight ISIS.

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Szydlo’s Poland “won’t be sending young Polish men in the harm’s way, while ‘hundreds of thousands of Syrians sit and drink coffee on Berlin’s Unter den Linden and watch us fight for their safety’ but will “train young Syrian migrants to fight ISIS.”

I agree with her wholeheartedly on the first. Their islam made hellholes of their countries; let them band together and fix the problem. Running away to the West to sponge off of us is not a solution. All that does is bring their pathologies to our lands.

As for the second, train the Kurds and the Christians, leave the Muslims to their hellholes. Train them and you wind up teaching them how to kill you, and they will turn their guns on you—if they clean them at all. Besides, the Kurds are willing to fight.

The Law and Justice party is eurosceptic, rejecting a federal EU. Good for them.

It would appear that anti-native policies by the EU, backed by mainstream human and civil rights groups, are not welcome by the natives.

The EU and Obama policy to create a refugee crisis in order to avoid responsibility for fomenting conflicts, like the Feminists’ policy to create a war between men and women and the establishment of a pro-choice cult that advocates for abortion rites and a selective-child policy to dispose of the collateral damage, is a short-sighted, yet profitable means to indulge and nurture a valuable constituency.

A national leader that uses common sense is rare. At least there is one European country that realizes the threat. And just as interesting that it is one of the old Eastern block countries. The only way the West will overcome their weak leadership is to start throwing it out like Poland did.

The major problem in Europe and here is our so-called “leaders” do whatever they damn well please – regardless of popular opinion. If their people don’t count – why should they count to us? They are not representing us, they are representing their diminishing ideologies. An aberration is that it is the Jews who are fleeing some of these countries, not Muslims.

    Radegunda in reply to gasper. | November 26, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    The leaders of Western Europe, along with the Dems here and many Republican (and particularly their donor class), are globalists. They seem to believe that governing a nation-state is too small for them. They want to rule the world.

    Some people think that political leaders of nation-states wouldn’t really want to hand over their nation’s sovereignty to international bodies — because wouldn’t those leaders be diminishing their own power? Not necessarily; they can still be heavy-handed with their own citizens (e.g. squelching dissent). And they aim to be among those who make rules for a larger territory — for all of Europe, or for the world.

    On top of that is the ideological hostility to separate and distinct nation-states, some more successful than others. Leftists, for all their yammering about “multiculturalism,” actually prefer an enforced sameness. And “multicularism” is actually a way of erasing the distinctness of our own culture.

      rabidfox in reply to Radegunda. | November 26, 2015 at 9:24 pm

      Looking at history, I’d say that the desire for world domination is the first symptom of mental disease. The world is too diverse to be ruled by one individual (regardless of the propaganda, it always boils down to one individual.)

ugottabekiddinme | November 26, 2015 at 12:29 pm

We could use a Law and Justice Party here in the USA.

Subotai Bahadur | November 26, 2015 at 2:45 pm

I believe that the Polish national anthem is named in English as “Poland is not yet lost”, reflecting the constant attacks of Russia and Europe on her. It is appropriate today.

Now if they’d just adopt our 2nd amendment I would be their biggest fan. Seriously, after WWII it’s strange to me that they do not want every civilian in that country armed to the tooth.

“EU money” – comes from taxpayers in the member states. The EU has nothing that it doesn’t first take from citizens.

EU threatening to reduce funds to Poland and other countries that resist their edicts is like the Federal government threatening to withhold money from states that don’t toe the Omama Administration line. The Golden Rule: “Whoever has the gold makes the rules.”