Stephen Doughty

Cardiff South and Penarth

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?!

On issue 1 – this is in Wales a matter for the Welsh Government – so can I suggest contacting our Assembly Member Vaughan Gething (Vaughan.gething@wales.gov.uk) to ask for his views?

Poland was the most loyal ally of Britain in the Second World War. Would you support a ban on 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?

yes

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

As someone with two Polish relatives, and very conscious of the longstanding links and friendships between Britain and Poland – you can certainly count on my in principle support on these issues. In general I fully recognise the huge historical and current contributions Poles have made to the UK

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?

On issue 4 – I strongly support the UK remaining a member of the EU – so I would prefer not to speculate on the hypothetical.

In general I fully recognise the huge historical and current contributions Poles have made to the UK.

I do support restrictions on EU migrants (not specifically Poles) on claiming benefits until they have been living here for at least 2 years, and strong requirements to learn and use English, but I take a strong objection to the type of anti-Polish rhetoric that has been whipped up by parties like UKIP.

If you were to be elected to the Parliament, would you join and support the activities of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Poland?

yes


Questions were sent out before the elections.