David Crausby

Bolton North East

Labour

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?

I fully support the reinstatement of the Polish A level. Students need and deserve to have access to the widest possible curriculum.

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?

I certainly do not see the Second World War in the way described. It should be clear to everyone the contribution made to the allied effort by Polish citizens and I will always

promote better education and awareness of that contribution.

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

I very much value the great contribution of people with Polish backgrounds in the UK. (…)

I know the positive contribution made by many of the Polish community in the UK and I will always support any attempts to promote and highlight that contribution

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?

I will be voting and campaigning to stay in the European Union and feel that a UK exit would be disastrous for the economy and for our role in the world. In the event of a vote to leave the EU, I would push for the rights of Polish people already settled in the UK.

 

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

I will of course take a close look at the work of the Poland APPG. I appreciate you taking the time to contact me and I hope I have outlined my views on the matters you have raised.

 


Questions were sent out after the elections.