We’ve just seen history made in Poland. Following last week’s Parliamentary elections, a single party is now in power for the first time since the 1989 communist collapse. According to most Western analysts, though, it’s the wrong party.
To many UK citizens, Poland is significant mainly as a source of courageous Second World War fighter pilots or modern-day au pairs and plumbers. There are now well over half a million relatively recent Polish immigrants living here – making them the third-biggest migrant group after the Irish and Indians.