The “way” opened by Poland is also liked by a part of French politics, in particular by some candidates to the Elysée Palace who advocate the supremacy of French law over the EU law, winking at the prospect, in the long run, of a de facto “Frexit”.
Six months before the presidential elections, the leader of Rassemblement National, Marine Le Pen, has expressed “support” for Warsaw’s position and has asked Paris to do the same, writing in black and white in the Constitution the primacy of national law over EU law. For Le Pen, any international text contrary to the Constitution should remain “inapplicable” so that France “does not need to leave” the European forum, a battle she has now abandoned, at least in words. On the same wavelength Eric Zemmour: his rival in the field of the extreme right has denounced “a federalist coup” against Poland, arguing that it is “time to give back to French law its primacy over European law”. A proposal that, in fact, means “a Frexit, a return of 60 years that we would pay dearly”, warned MEP Fabienne Keller. The idea is not only warming the far right, even among conservative Republicans is gaining support, albeit with due distinction. To the amazement of his colleagues, the Conservative Michel Barnier, former chief negotiator on behalf of Brussels in the divorce with London, has come out in favor of a “legal sovereignty”, even if limited only to the issue of immigration: “If nothing changes, there will be other Brexits”, he warned.