Roger Mullin

Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath

Scottish National Party

Scottish educational authorities (SQA) are considering enabling Scottish students to take the A-level in Polish. Currently the only foreign languages they can take A-level in are French and Spanish. Would you support the efforts to make Polish the third language available?

There are languages developed responding to other minorities in Scotland, such as Urdu and Russian, so if there is a demand, I would be happy to discuss with the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) the possibility of creating a Higher Polish.

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 fully support stopping calling such sites of atrocities Polish. It is worth noting there is a strong connection between Scotland and Poland since WW2. Indeed, near this constituency at Tulliallan Castle (now a college for the Scottish Police) the Polish Government in Exile operated for a time.

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

Absolutely TAK.

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?

Again a very strong TAK.

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 did not know there was such a group, but I would be happy to join it.

Questions were sent out before the elections.