The argument then was that the people were being cruelly oppressed by the government. This meant that the guardian of the people was and would be right to tear the people away from that government.
The ruling prompted Guy Verhofstadt, a prominent MEP and former chief Brexit coordinator, to warn that Poland’s eurosceptic government was trying to drag the country out of the bloc.
“Against the wishes of the vast majority of Polish people who want an EU future, the populist governing PiS [Law and Justice] party is determined to take Poland out of the EU,” he wrote on Twitter.
“Will anyone act to stop them before it is too late?” he added, and claimed that the rule of law in Poland was breaking down.
Only one more step for Verhofstadt to complete the logic circuit, isn’t it?
It’s also fun watching someone try to put populism and majoritarian democracy in opposition to each other…..