Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki proposed holding a referendum asking residents whether or not they assist the arrival of “thousands of illegal migrants coming from the Middle East and Africa” below the European Union’s relocation coverage.
In a video posted on social networks on Sunday, Morawiecki floated the concept of holding a ballot, to be performed alongside with the parliamentary election scheduled for October 15.
Morawiecki’s ruling Law and Justice Party is well-known for its extraordinarily restrictive place on immigration from Muslim and African nations — whereas being accepting of refugees from European nations equivalent to Ukraine.
Morawiecki’s video paints a grim situation in case extra migrants have been allowed into Poland, exhibiting photographs of burning vehicles, avenue violence and a black man licking a knife.
The full query Morawiecki stated Poles ought to reply within the proposed referendum is: “Do you assist the admission of hundreds of unlawful immigrants from the Middle East and Africa below the compelled relocation mechanism imposed by the European paperwork?” — a phrasing that implicitly takes a shot at main opposition politician and former President of the European Council Donald Tusk, who can be critically featured within the video.
In the previous few days, Law and Justice unveiled two different questions it plans to place to a direct vote: one on the privatization of state-owned firms and the opposite one targeted on the retirement age.