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Poland: Article 7 versus Article 50

Janice ATKINSON, OPINION

Poland may find itself the pariah of the EU when it could be stripped of its EU voting rights.

 I would say to Poland, stand strong, you are elected by the people with a mandate for reform.  Remember, the UK voted to leave the EU to take back control of our sovereignty. It was unacceptable for the British to see the unelected Commission deciding our laws with Parliament unable to change or reject laws that were incompatible with the British way of life and business.

 You have a friend in President Trump, whose strong support for sovereign states should hearten you. He’s backed up by his secretary of state for trade, Wilbur Ross, and defence secretary, James Mattis who have both recently spoke of the importance and supremacy of the nation state.  Their opinion of the EU is very low indeed.

 Poland is a strong, proud country, a member of NATO, your economy is strong and your status in the world is high.  You are strong within the Visegrad, you are protecting your borders, culture, identity and way of life.  Do not become like the Western EU states, who have seen their cities taken over by alien migrants that do not respect our rule of law, our women and our way of life. Stand strong against migrant quotas, the defence of your courts, your media and your voters.

Mr Morawiecki, Britain is leaving the EU to return to being a sovereign state. My advice is, do not be bullied and sanctioned by unelected bureaucrats. If they trigger Article 7, be bold and trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and leave the EU.

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