Jarosław Kaczyński, chairman of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice Party, is clearly not buying any of what the European Union is selling when it comes to the matter of national immigration quotas.
As reported by LifeZette, Kaczyński , speaking recently at the party’s national conference, flatly said, “No one will impose a social catastrophe on us just because we are receiving EU funds.”
“All of you know that I mean the immigrants that are flooding into Europe and [the EU’s] compulsory relocation [scheme].”
Kaczyński, like other select, conservative-populist politicians in Europe today, is of the opinion that migrants should be going only to those countries that have opened their doors to the refugees, and that nations like Poland, which has steadfastly opposed a policy of liberal migrant admission all along, should not have to participate in taking any in.
“We didn’t exploit the countries where the refugees are arriving from, we didn’t use their labor force and finally, we aren’t calling them to Europe,” he tersely noted.
“As I said in 2015 on refugees, we are ready to take part in the EU program for refugees; we just don’t want to have problems to which we didn’t contribute. We have a full moral right to say ‘No.’”
Kaczyński further “bottom-lined” his thoughts on the matter, pointedly saying what so many others in Europe are unwilling to say out loud, when he added that “there is no reason for us to radically lower our living standards and the quality of life in Poland” in order to accommodate the EU’s immigration demands of his country.
By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large