British MP ‘sick and tired’ of alleged anti-Polish bias – Summary : UK World
A Conservative member of parliament (MP) of Polish heritage has caused controversy by suggesting that biased reporting on the influx of “white Christians from Poland” had led to an increase in attacks on Poles living in Britain. Daniel Kawczynski, 36, whose family came to Britain from Poland in 1940, made the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) the main target of his attack. He alleged that the “liberal elite” at the head of the BBC had chosen to circumvent the debate on “more controversial aspects of immigration” by focusing on the influx of Poles since the country’s EU membership in 2004.
siehe auch: BBC denies MP’s anti-Polish claim. The BBC has firmly rejected claims by an MP that its coverage of immigration has led to an increase in attacks on Poles living in the UK. Daniel Kawczynski said the BBC “liberal elite” was using “white Christian” Poles as a proxy to avoid covering “more controversial” immigrants. He told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme he “genuinely feared” the coverage was leading to violence against Poles. The BBC said the “picture he paints is not one we recognise”. “These are serious allegations being made and there was no evidence given in Mr Kawczynski’s interview to back them up,” a BBC spokesman added.