Victoria Borwick



AQA has taken a unilateral decision to scrap the A-level in Polish from 2018. Are you going to lobby the AQA to reverse their decision? If yes, are there any other actions which you would undertake in order to preserve the Polish A-level?

Lady Borwick would be pleased to write on your behalf to AQA if you would be kind enough to outline your concerns in detail.

Poland was the most loyal ally of Britain in the Second World War and the Polish army contributed to the defeat of Nazi Germany. Would you therefore challenge some of the British media falsely labelling the German concentration and death camps as being “Polish” e.g. Polish ghetto, death camps of Poland, or, Poland’s Auschwitz?

Poland was indeed a most loyal ally of Britain.  I don’t believe there is any doubt of our nations’s positive perception of Poland’s considerable contribution to the UK during the Second World War (and the sacrifices made) in pursuance of freedom – this is a matter of fact.

Do you support promoting information about the positive contribution of Polish immigrants to the economy of the UK?

Of course.

In the event of Brexit, would you support granting an unconditional Indefinite Leave To Remain to the EU citizens who have lived and worked in Britain under the freedom of movement rules?

This would depend on what was being proposed at the time, and the surrounding context of commitments made to other countries.  There is also little value in speculating about any possible British exit from the EU.

Would you consider joining the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Poland and finding out about its activities and initiatives?

Yes, although Lady Borwick has received about fifty requests to join various APPGs, and obviously cannot commit to all.  She will certainly consider all requests and come to a conclusion in due course.

Questions were sent out after the elections.