|Beyond the cosy Brussels bubble in which Tajani resides, change on the continent is afoot. On Sunday, 31-year old populist Sebastian Kurz secured a huge win in the Austrian legislative elections. He now looks set to be the next Chancellor and is already planning to forge a powerful alliance with Hungary and Poland to resist European Union lunacy on migration policy.
Kurz echoed many of their messages during his successful election campaign, running on the motto, “stop illegal immigration” and making it clear that “rescue in the Mediterranean Sea cannot mean a ticket to the heart of Europe because as long as rescue at sea leads to people being able to come to Austria, Germany or Sweden more and more will set out”.
The Polish government has seen its popularity surge to record highs of 47% as the European Union continues to ramp up rhetoric against the conservative nation, including an unsubtle threat from European Council President Donald Tusk in August that the country’s “European future” is in question.
The EU continues in its attempts to force its own priorities on proud European nations, but the inevitable resistance is finally emerging. It could gain traction in the Czech Republic this weekend as Andrej Babiš’s ANO is set to storm elections there.
Babiš is another critic of EU migration policy. He also opposes his country joining the disastrous single currency, warning that it “gives Brussels another area for meddling”. His group is predicted to take a quarter of the vote – double that of the next most popular party.