The Catholic Herald reports:
Polish MPs have approved a bill that will phase out Sunday shopping by 2020. The Sejm, the lower house of Poland’s parliament, passed the bill by 254 to 156 to restrict Sunday shopping to the first and last Sunday of the month until the end of 2018, only on the last Sunday in the month in 2019, and to ban it totally starting in 2020.
The bill will now pass to the Senate, and then to President Andzrej Duda for approval. In a statement, the Polish bishops’ conference said the bill did not go far enough, and that everyone should be free from work on Sundays.
Breitbart is pleased:
The counter-revolution in how Poland will approach the working week, taking it back to a system that would be more easily recognisable to Poland’s pre-Communist ancestors, comes among a series of other changes by Law and Justice, a nation’s conservative, nationalist, and Christian political party.
Recent government policy, which has emphasised the role of Christianity in daily life and rejected the forced redistribution of migrants and refugees around the Europe by the EU, has brought Poland into conflict with the Brussels establishment, who treat the acceptance of non-European mass migration as a requirement for membership.
Poland is famously homogeneous, with a population that is about 90% Roman Catholic and 95% ethnic Poles. Despite that near-total uniformity, an estimated 60,000 neo-Nazis marched in Warsaw earlier this month in support of white nationalism.