Joan Ryan

Enfield North

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?!

A future Labour government is committed to saving BAME language qualifications currently under threat and this includes Polish. See the video from the Labour Party on the issue: https://youtu.be/Cv5TYCct4dg

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 agree that it is vital that news organisations provide accurate reports in relation to this incredibly important issue

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

Immigration, including from Poland, has made an immensely important contribution to our economic, cultural and social life, but it is because it is so important that it needs to properly managed. Labour will never cut Britain off from the world, but will introduce sensible immigration controls, with fair rules

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?

A future Labour Government is not considering Brexit – we want to secure Britain’s place in a reformed European Union. That means ensuring the EU budget is controlled and that growth is the focus of its work. But it also means never putting at risk the firms and jobs that rely on the single market

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

If you elect me on Thursday 7th May I will work hard for you – and everyone in Enfield – all year round, and build a better future for us all. Only then will I be in a position to make any commitments regarding membership of APPGs


Questions were sent out before the elections.