The Curmudgeon


Friday, October 30, 2009

Daveybloke Joins the Polish Mainstream

Daveybloke's Cuddly Conservatives are all of a smirk today thanks to some comments by Poland's chief rabbi, Michael Schudrich, about their chum Michal Kaminski. Schudrich noted that Kaminski is "a strong ally" of a violently expansionist racist state whose international relations are characterised by armed robbery, military threats and hydrophobic rhetoric in the name of repairing past wrongs. This shows that Kaminski has renounced the ideology of his neo-Nazi past (his clear conscience on the matter was presumably the reason he lied about it) and turned into the sort of opportunistic dog-whistler that William Hague can do business with. Schudrich also said that Kaminski's Law and Justice party "is a right-of-centre party here in Poland and within Polish politics is very much considered a mainstream party". That may be perfectly true; indeed, it is eminently possible that Kaminski's Law and Justice Party contains people who are slightly to the left of most New Labour home secretaries. Were Daveybloke's Cuddly Conservatives trying to cuddle up to the Polish electorate, their association with Kaminski would not be a problem. Unfortunately, Daveybloke's Cuddly Conservatives are trying to present themselves as having something to do with the British government, supposedly a European power somewhat superior to France and Germany and very nearly on a par with the United States; and it seems just possible that an implied declaration that Silvio Berlusconi is a bit left-wing for their tastes might not be the most plausible substantiation for such a claim.


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