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"Twaddle", "political corruption". Politicians’ reactions to Biedroń’s words on blackmail

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tvn24“Twaddle”, “political corruption”. Politicians’ reactions to Biedroń’s words on blackmail

“It is just blather and yet I think that he will not be offended by this comparison, although Mr. Biedroń is not a patch on the great fable author bishop Ignacy Krasicki,” this is how Ryszard Czarnecki (PiS) commented on the words of the mayor of Słupsk. Robert Biedroń said on Monday in the “Fakty po Faktach" show on TVN24 that he had been blackmailed by the members of parliament from the governing party.

“Personally I was blackmailed by PiS members of parliament, who said that if I was submissive, Słupsk would get support. If I am not submissive to those in power, there will be no such support. It is impossible to run the country this way. I am an independent local-government member, just like my colleagues in other local governments, and we know better than the politicians from Nowogrodzka or Wiejska streets how to manage our little fatherlands,” the mayor of Słupsk, Robert Biedroń, said on Monday’s “Fakty o Faktach”.

His words were commented by politicians both from the governing party, accused of blackmail, and from the opposition formations.

“If that had really happened, Mr. Robert Biedroń would have long ago taken the trouble to go to the prosecutor’s office and would have given his testimony. If not, then that is the classic twaddle, just blather,” said Ryszard Czarnecki from PiS. “And yet I think that he will not be offended by this comparison, although Mr. Biedroń is not a patch on the great fable author bishop Ignacy Krasicki,” he added.

“He should have reported such case to the prosecutor’s office”

Biedroń’s words were taken more seriously by Andrzej Halicki (PO).

“I imagine that such statements are very likely when someone from Law and Justice attempts to force some decisions, some actions which are in line with that person’s intentions and expectations,” the MP evaluated.

“This is obviously unfair, this is political corruption, this is action against the rules, maybe even against the law. If that had happened, I think the mayor of Słupsk should have reported such case to the prosecutor’s office,” said Halicki.

Threaten, destroy, humiliate

Also the MP of Nowoczesna Paweł Kobyliński considered that Biedroń’s statement was credible.

“I am definitely able to believe that this was true,” he declared.

“This is the quintessence of the ways in which Law and Justice acts: threaten , destroy, humiliate,” said Kobyliński. “It is very likely. After all, we had the surveillance of Mr. Petru. Then local government members and then the turn may come for ordinary people. That is: either with the party or against the party. Which means that an ordinary person may fail to get a job or subsidy because that person speaks critically of Law and Justice. It is an extremely bad signal,” commented the MP from Nowoczesna.

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