- Oct 7, 2011
Yes. Poland is worth fighting over and sidelining the ECJ is unacceptable however infuriating some of its decisions are but a protracted suspension of parliament in an EU country is an affront to the very basics of EU values and simply cannot be tolerated whatever has to be done to stop it including invasion if necessary though I don't foresee that it will be. I feel that very serious legal issues would arise about the running of the EU and the legitimacy of its decisions if a government at the table did not have a democratic mandate or if the basic rights of its citizens were formally abolished for any reason other than in an absolute emergency and apart altogether from these very serious problems no such precedent should be allowed for one second and any period of suspension should come with a mandatory expulsion from the union at the end if the offenders do not mend their ways.Good idea except that Italy's inability to reform its legally corrupt economy runs the risk it will depart and default on its sovereign debts owed to Northern EU countries. It would be very difficult for the EU to cope with four departures including the UK. In time, minor EU sanctions could see the Polish voters turn against its government. Hungary is likely to remain a quasi dictatorship given the government's manipulstion of the media and big corporate interests.