An MEP has admitted that the UK may have “made the right choice” in voting for Brexit, as there are now “more and more reasons and arguments” to leave the EU.
Dr. Gunnar Beck, an MEP for the populist party Alternative for Germany, claimed that Brexit “has not been smooth sailing due to open sabotage” by Brussels.
Beck said the UK’s decision to leave the UK may have been the ‘right one’ as he criticized the influence the European Court of Justice of the EU has on domestic policy. He said the legal body centralized power to Brussels – all of them at the expense of individual Member States.
The German MEP claimed that by voting for Brexit, the UK would now be able to decide many of their domestic policies. In reality, however, the EU will still be in control of Northern Ireland under the proposed Brexit deal, while the UK will still be part of the European Court of Human Rights.
said Beck Breitbart: ‘The European Court of Justice and its politically minded activist judges are constantly reinterpreting treaties. With their court rulings, they are constantly making politics for an EU that is becoming increasingly central and powerful. At the expense of the Member States and their citizens, of course.’
Dr. Gunnar Beck, an MEP for the populist party Alternative for Germany, claimed that Brexit ‘has not been smooth because of open sabotage’ by Brussels
He added that despite Brexit not going smoothly, due to what Beck claims is due to ‘open sabotage’, the power of the European Court of Justice means the UK has made the ‘right choice’ in leaving the EU . He added that it is time for Brussels to accept that the UK voted for Brexit.
“Brexit may not have gone smoothly, also because of the open sabotage by the EU. But there are more and more reasons and arguments to say that the UK made the right choice,” Beck said. He argued that Britain now has “full independence.”
“The British can now set their own immigration policy, make their own monetary policy and their own security policy,” said Dr Beck. “Even left-wing judges of a court dedicated to the EU can hardly stop this independent policy.”
He added: ‘It is time the EU finally accepted Brexit and stopped treating the UK as a renegade vassal, but as a full partner on an equal footing.’
In reality, however, the UK is not ‘fully independent’ from the EU, with Northern Ireland still under bloc influence and Britain still part of the EHRC, which has stopped the government from enforcing strict border controls. force.
Top Brussels negotiator Maros Sefcovic claimed earlier this month that EU law will still apply in Northern Ireland, despite Rishi Sunak’s new deal with bloc chief Ursula von der Leyen.
Sefcovic told the European Parliament’s Brexit committee that the veto over the application of EU law in Northern Ireland was ineffective and that the European Court of Justice would still have the highest authority.
Members of the Unionist DUP are concerned that the Brexit deal continues to undermine Northern Ireland’s place within the UK.
Nevertheless, the EU’s influence in the UK more generally has diminished since Brexit – especially when compared to the treatment of other EU states such as Poland and Hungary that have been fined for introducing laws that go against Brussels’ values.
Last month, the European Commission took Polandy to the EU’s highest court for violations of EU law by the Polish Constitutional Court and its case law.
The lawsuit is part of a wider clash between the European Union and the eurosceptic and nationalist government that has ruled Poland since 2015 over the rule of law, which has already led to the suspension of EU funds for Warsaw.
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen shake hands at a joint press conference following their meeting at the Fairmont Hotel in Windsor, west London, on Feb. 27, after they announced the Brexit deal. deal had been discussed
The Commission’s move was prompted by rulings by the Polish Constitutional Court in July and October 2021 that provisions of EU treaties were incompatible with the Polish constitution, expressly challenging the primacy of EU law over national law.
“With these rulings, the Constitutional Tribunal violated the general principles of autonomy, primacy, effectiveness, uniform application of Union law and the binding force of judgments of the Court of Justice of the EU,” the Commission said.
The Commission’s aim is to ensure that the rights of Polish citizens are protected and that they can enjoy the benefits of the EU in the same way as all EU citizens. The primacy of EU law ensures an equal application of EU law across the Union,” said the Commission.
The EU executive, charged with ensuring that all 27 countries of the EU apply the bloc’s laws and respect the treaties, also said the Polish tribunal’s rulings violate EU laws that prohibit the right to ensure effective legal protection by making it unnecessarily restrictive. interpretation.
“Thereby, it deprives individuals before Polish courts of the full guarantees laid down in that provision,” it said.
The Constitutional Tribunal is tasked with checking whether laws passed by parliament and signed by the president are compatible with the Polish constitution.
The Commission said that following changes to the tribunal by the ruling nationalist and eurosceptic party PiS, it no longer met the requirements of an independent and impartial tribunal previously established by law.
“This is due to the irregularities in the appointment procedures of three judges in December 2015 and in the selection of the president in December 2016,” the Commission said.
The EU executive sent all its views on the tribunal to Polish authorities last July, but Warsaw rejected the arguments in September.
That is why the Commission decided today to refer Poland to the Court of Justice of the European Union.
The Hungarian government is also a frequent critic of the EU, which has withheld billions in funding from Budapest over concerns that Prime Minister Victor Orbán has overseen widespread official corruption and violated the bloc’s rule of law standards.
Orbán has often referred to the EU as an “empire” trying to dominate Hungary, just as the Austrian Empire and the Soviet Union did in the 19th and 20th centuries. He won his fourth consecutive term in office in elections in 2022.
“We will never allow the flag of freedom to be ripped from the hands of the Hungarians,” Orbán said on Wednesday. “We won’t allow it and it won’t work.”