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The plurality of lies

On 19 August 2019 The Daily Telegraph (London) published an article by Madeline Grant My trip to Poland left me more convinced than ever that we are right to leave the EU to fulfil its superstate ambitions.

I made a number of comments in a discussion following the article. I already included two of those comments in this blog earlier. Here is another one.

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Lech Borkowski 20 Aug 2019 10:48PM

Some of the comments seem to suggest that the same basic methodology can be used to describe reality in both Britain and Poland.

As I stated in an earlier comment there is no such thing as political pluralism in Poland.There is plurality of lies, of course, but it is not the same as political pluralism.

The transition to democracy and pluralism was a fake one. There are certain empty rituals but it is easy to find out whether words regained their true meaning or not. They have not.

The deception runs deep and is a permanent feature of the system in Poland. The pluralism is a simulated one, not real.

Take for example the Labour Code. The current Labour Code has been introduced in 1974 as a sort of “Constitution” for the working class. The same Labour Code, with amendments, is in force today. The same punitive measures designed to punish dissidents are in force. In 1996 it was even extended by the Minister of Health ordinance by giving greater freedom to subject a person to arbitrary health checks on a whim. Not out of concern for the health of the employees but to provide excuse for dismissal for political reasons.

This ordinance has been used against my wife in 2015, when she was forced to visit a psychologist on order issued by the Occupational Health Service. Occupational Health Service is an idea from Nazi and Communist camps. Physicians in Auschwitz decided who would continue to work and to live and who should be terminated. Just like someone in the Soviet Union, she has been declared as suffering from unspecified delusions and on that basis dismissed from her job of a pianist and piano teacher.

All the political class in Poland know about this. We have written dozens of letters to top officials in several recent governments. Result? Nothing. Business as usual.