Not content with destroying the Constitutional Tribunal, taking over public television and removing the independent Civil Service, PiS now plan to launch an assault on private property. Unheard of since 1989, PiS plan to take over people's property by force.
One of the core and most dangerous parts of the new plan :
- If you have a plot of more than one hectare, your children will not inherit it, unless they are also farmers. Only farmers who are your neighbours will be able to buy it, or the Agricultural Property Agency (ANR) will take it with buildings, at a price which the ANR determines.
We haven't seen anything like this since the dark days of the PRL, and it shows the real plans of PiS. Furthermore, they intend that :
- You will not be able to sell farmland on the open market. Instead, only neighbouring farms or the ANR will be allowed to buy it.
- If you aren't a farmer, you won't be allowed to buy land
- The ANR will no longer sell land
The article goes on to explain that this is a result of Jarosław Kaczyński's hatred of private ownership, and that these plans go against the very basic fundamental human rights - that is the right to own and inherit property.
Prices of farmland are already dropping due to these plans. Housing will also become much more expensive as developers will no longer be able to build on the edge of cities, towns and villages, meaning that pressure will increase on the existing stock.
Remind me, are we in 2016 or 1952?