On the European Union Treaty
Tellingly, EU leaders coldly swatted aside a Polish request for laws on “public morality” to be exempted from the charter of fundamental rights. Given the Poles’ record of populist social conservatism, it was feared that an exemption would lead to “gays being tarred and feathered” on the streets of Warsaw, says one diplomat, exaggerating only slightly.
(from The Economist, June 30th (p.61))
I don’t know, there’s something comic about the medieval imagery.