This Wednesday, 9 January, another brick will be cemented into the wall of resistance to the crumbling Brussels despotism when Italy’s deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini is due to meet Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS) in Warsaw. Matters of mutual interest will be discussed, but pre-eminent among them will be further progress in forging a “freedom front” to contest the European elections in May.

That was the term used when Salvini met Marine Le Pen for similar discussions.