Marek Siwiec MEP on Poland & Europe

Dear Mr Wojewodzki,

For many years I have been a fan of your talent and though it sounds strange, the place where in my opinion you perform the best is the weekly “Polityka”. I appreciate especially your intelligence and sense of humour. Let’s say it simply, i a country full of obscurantism, someone like you is needed, even in a provocative manner you target it accurately.

I am not interested in the sphere which refers to your attitude towards women, although a gentleman of your age should think a little before speaking out about those issues. But I want to refer to your recent dialogue on the radio with Mr Figurski who is unknown to me.

However you explain what you said, you touched the delicate area of relations between Poles and Ukrainians. I do not mean the history but the difficult time today. the fact that there are hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians working (often illegally) in Poland does not mean that you, or anyone else, can deprive them of dignity. And this is a direct impression from your programme – you just treated all Ukrainian women as wh*res.

As a showman you probably understand that a joke translated into another language stops being funny and becomes pathetic. All the nuances, the second degrees and current explanations of yours and your boss’s can still sound somehow in Poland but I can assure you that in Ukraine they do not make much sense.

This case is not eligible for the court, only to the human and social judgement. The usual apology expressed today will close the topic.

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