So big, in fact, they will not have to form a coalition government with opposing parties. In a triumph of traditionalism, Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) Party has increased its vote share in national elections, despite being hounded by the European Union and the global leftists.
Breitbart The populist-leaning national conservative party, which is pursuing a policy programme “far from neoliberalism, and equally far from socialism”, has secured enough votes for an absolute majority in Poland’s Sejm — equivalent to Britain’s House of Commons — and cleared the soft-left globalist Civic Platform/Civic Coalition (PO/KO) founded by neoliberal EU Council President Donald Tusk by a comfortable margin.
The new right-populist Confederation of Freedom and Independence, or Konfederacja, of which the colourful and controversial Janusz Korwin-Mikke is a co-founder, also made something of a surprise breakthrough on its platform of tax cuts, staunch euroscepticism, and restoration of capital punishment for the most dangerous criminals, surpassing the 5 per cent threshold required to earn a number of parliamentary representatives — and performing even better among Polish students.
Law and Justice (PiS) has found success despite a long campaign to undermine it by the European Union and the country’s top court, comprised of judges which Law and Justice see as a nepotistic legacy of the communist era.
The EU clashed with Law and Justice from the moment it turned President Tusk’s party out of office in 2015, with the national-conservative government reversing the previous administration’s decision to submit to the EU’s compulsory migrant redistribution quotas with immediate effect.
The EU intervened heavily in Poland’s domestic politics after this, attempting to frustrate policies including its judicial reforms and a decision to lower the retirement age for women as incompatible with EU law.
But the bloc struggled to impose its will on the Polish government, assisted as it was by like-minded member-state administrations such as that of Hungary’s Viktor Orbán.
While Poland has enjoyed strong growth under Law and Justice and become the first post-communist state to achieve “developed market” status, party lawmaker Dominik Tarczyński told Breitbart News that it had not followed the traditional “it’s the economy, stupid” strategy in its election campaign, preferring to focus on “identity” and “safety” — particulary with respect to border security and the migrant crisis, which may be set to reintensify.
“We don’t want Poland to be just a piece of land. We don’t want any other country to be just a piece of land, and a mark on the map,” Tarczyński said, defending the party’s decision to increase support for mothers and eliminate income tax for young people rather than pursue economic growth via mass migration.
“Our safety in Europe, our safety in the world is paramount now that this madness which was started by Germany is spreading,” firebrand Law and Justice Party (PiS) lawmaker Dominik Tarczyński said, referring to the large-scale “illegal Muslim migration” which has been ongoing since the onset of the migrant crisis.
Breitbart Tarczyński stressed that while economic growth has been strong in Poland since his party assumed office in 2015, he does not accept that GDP and the cost of consumer goods are voters’ overriding concern.
While the scale of this influx has been reduced from its 2015 peak, when hundreds of thousands crossed Europe’s borders on a weekly basis, this could change rapidly if the Turkish president and politicians in Lebanon make good on recent threats to “open the gates” to millions of migrants if the European Union does not “kneel” to their demands.
Mr Tarczyński made it clear that the Polish government sees any alleged economic benefits from mass migration, as promoted by the European Union’s political establishment and private campaigners such as billionaire plutocrat George Soros, are outweighed by the damage which he believes it does to a country’s sense of national identity and social cohesion.
“Britons are a minority now [in London],” he said, suggesting that it is now likely impossible for someone who does not command the loyalty of one or more of the British capital’s ethnic or religious minorities to succeed Sadiq Khan as mayor in city elections.
“Look what is happening in France, where the suburbs of Paris are in flames. Look what is happening in Germany,” he urged, insisting that social costs outweight any advantages Western Europe’s multicultural states may enjoy from economies enlarged by mass migration.
“Poland is much more than land itself. Poland is us. We are Poland, and we have to cherish it, we have to fight for it, we have to care about it, we have to think about the future.”
“National life and existence is about the past, about those who fought for our country — and it’s about the future; about our children, our grandchildren, our identity, our music,” he added. “We can’t just let it go to please the leftists and others. So this election is about Poland, about our responsibility to cherish it and to preserve it for the next generation.”
Polish MP, Dominik Tarczyński, said that “Poland is safe because we don’t take in Muslim migrants.”