Out of the frying pan, into the fire

Poland is eager to abandon its brief experiment with democracy:

POLAND’S PRIME minister vowed yesterday to do his utmost to avoid a referendum in his country on the European Union’s reform treaty after being grilled by anxious EU leaders at a summit. Powerful anti-EU nationalists in Poland’s opposition Law and Justice party are demanding a referendum, suddenly complicating an expected smooth ratification of the treaty by the bloc’s biggest east European member.

USSR or EUSSR, the only significant difference is the number of nukes. Give the Eurocrats 50 years of centralized rule from Brussels and they’ll set back the European standard of living as badly as their Soviet predecessors ever did.