Trump out. European Populists down. Polish police refuse orders.

Trump out. European Populists down. Polish police refuse orders.

Paul Taylor points out that European populists have lost their big American protector. You can find that at Politico. And with Biden putting Hungary and Poland in the same sentence as “totalitarian regimes” however separated by “and” things could start getting a good deal colder for the hybrid regimes.

Doing his best to channel Communist-era General Jaruzselski, the EU Observer reported that polish de facto supreme leader Jawoslaw Kaczynski wanted to police to “use force, including water cannon” to disperse anti-abortion protestors.

Over on Verfassungsblog Karolina Kocemba and Michal Stambuski find a Catholic theocracy growing in Polish constitutional jurisprudence. Velayat-e-faqih comes to Poland?

And, Viktor Orbán makes yet another threat, Maia de la Baume and Lili Bayer write, to veto the EU budget. Even the watered down rule of law mechanism is too much for poor little Viktor. This is getting boring. I bet he’ll start blaming Soros next.

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