As predicted, yesterday’s speech of Minister Sikorski has sparked a storm on the right side of political scene. From being accused of betrayal and violation of the oath, to a motion for dismissal.
Radek Sikorski is known for its unconventional behaviour and probably knew that he put the cat among the pigeons. The prospect of granting Poland as much sovereignty as the state of Ohio does not really appeal to me. It does not however change the fact that the debate should be led in this direction. First of all, on the Vistula.
If there is something that bothers me, it is the ambiguous reaction of Germany. Minister Sikorski told them “Would you really bet the house on the proposition that if the Euro zone breaks up, the single market, the cornerstone of the European Union, will definitely survive? After all, messy divorces are more frequent than amicable ones. I have heard of a case in California in which a couple spent $100,000 disputing custody of the family cat”.
So, our Minister threatened them a little, which by the way he likes, and which the Germans clearly dislike.
It is a pity that this debate starts from simplifications, slanders and quarrels. Because the topic deserves a thorough analysis.Marek Siwiec MEP