Andrew Gwynne

Denton and Reddish

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 agree that it is an incredibly retrograde step to scrap A Level Polish and will do what i can to raise this issue.

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?

I feel that this is very naive of the media, and typical of the right-wing press. I can completely understand why you would find this offensive.

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

Of course I do, the Polish have a very strong reputation of working hard in the economy.

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 do not support Britain leaving the EU, the free movement rules have benefited many millions of British citizens and it is a two way process which the right wing media fails to balance in it’s reporting. In the unlikely event of Brexit then I would support indefinite leave to remain for EU citizens who live and work in the UK.

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

I would be willing to join APPG on Poland.


Questions were sent out before the elections.