I haven't read the recent column because I have no access to it. Could you then elaborate on your thought?
You can read it all here:
The British media simply shrugs its shoulders.
That's just what you say. In fact if any Pole dared to say something wrong on Britain there would be a hysterical reaction: "get the f out of Britain, you little ungrateful %^$^$%$!" - tested many times on this forum.
That's just this forum, read by the 0.01% of the British public who have an interest in what Poles think. For sure, if some newspaper columnist wanted to poke fun at English people in a Polish newspaper, there is almost no possibility that the British ambassador would write a strongly worded rebuttal.
No-one would see it as being all that important.
He isn't 'the voice of England'
Why do you think any of us take him as the voice of England?
I think you (meaning a number of Polish people) do. That's why it bothers you. It's just one man (presumably because of his Jewish ancestry) who has a grudge against Poland. I don't believe 'the Times' are necessarily endorsing his opinion, they are merely allowing Coren freedom of speech.
If there is no truth whatsoever in Giles Coren's stereotyping, than why should his column cause such howls of anguish in Poland?
Are you going to heat up the discussion? Why have you given the above dig?
I've decided not to 'flame'. I simply don't see the point. I'm just writing my own honest opinion, without making any deliberate attempt to offend anyone.
Presumably, accusations of anti-semitism hurt because there is some truth in them. If there was no truth at all in them, then you wouldn't care about it. If someone were to write, for example, that Poles were responsible for exterminating American Indians the accusation would simply be ridiculous, and therefore not worth responding to.
If you wanted me to be entirely honest, I'd say that Poland doesn't yet have the maturity to examine its history with objectivity and maturity.