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Scandals, conflicts, tensions, arguments - real life examples from Poland


pawian 153 | 8,419
9 Jun 2019  #1
Let`s look into cases of scandals and conflicts in Poland. All kinds: political, cultural, social, local and national etc.

Certain politician compared another one to Hitler by showing their similar gesticulation. There was an uproar on Twitter and many users protested.

Too similar to stay calm



cms neuf - | 835
9 Jun 2019  #2
This by the way is the man PiS nominated to replace Tusk as head of the EU council - a position normally occupied by former prime ministers.
OP pawian 153 | 8,419
9 Jun 2019  #3
Yes, and the guy feels he was wronged when they didn`t choose him, hence his current obsession about Tusk. He has been attacking Tusk regularly.
OP pawian 153 | 8,419
12 Jun 2019  #4
Merged:

All kinds of scandals by PiS



I mean political, financial, corruption, moral etc. scandals which have taken place during PiS rule and with active participation of its members, politicians or representatives.

It is impossible to mention them all at once because there are so many of them, so episode narrative will be used.

If you would like to mention their successes, you need to create a seperate thread because this one is for failures only. What is more, if you would like to criticise former government, today in opposition, remember there is a seperate thread about it in the PF.

https://polishforums.com/news/poland-failures-tusk-government-51598/

Episode 1.

Do you remember the scandal with extra bonuses for PiS ministers from 2018? The party gave many of its government politicians bonuses worth 15,000 euros ($18,000), 15 times the average monthly salary in Poland. It was then that the PiS Prime Minister shouted: Because we deserved it!!! After the independent media blew it wide open, they announced that the money would be donated to charity.

politico.eu/article/poland-ruling-party-pis-jaroslaw-kaczynski-beata-szydlo-beats-a-retreat-on-ministerial-bonuses/

The funniest thing is that 150 people received undeserved bonuses but only a few have donated it to charity so far. Congratulations, PiS - they really deserved it. :):)
mafketis 17 | 6,897
12 Jun 2019  #5
What about Falenta? Does he have a dead man switch?

He's been hinting he has damaging info on PiS...

Surprised more people aren't interested in the case? It's almost as if most readers here don't really know what's going on in Poland...
OP pawian 153 | 8,419
12 Jun 2019  #6
What about Falenta? Does he have a dead man switch?

you are very impatient. :):)

Ok, Episode 2 - illegal wiretapping of rival politicians

Yes, the case is very funny because when in 2014 Falenta organised illegal wiretapping of PO government politicians, and the recordings surfaced in media one by one, PiS demanded a thorough investigation and blew the matter out of its proportions like crazy.

Today, Falenta claims he made the recordings for PiS and threatens to give away his contacts with the party if he isn`t released from prison. However, PiS insist there is no need to investigate the case any further. :):)

A businessman whose wiretapping scandal helped bring down Poland's then pro-European government threatened to reveal details about the ruling party's involvement if he's not pardoned, a newspaper reported.

bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2019-06-10/polish-businessman-who-helped-ruling-camp-win-power-seeks-pardon

Falenta also claims he has recordings with Kaczyński who knew about the whole case.
OP pawian 153 | 8,419
16 Jun 2019  #7
This thread is not only about politics.

How about conflict in art? A few weeks ago the decision to remove indecent (it depends) banana illustrations from an art museum/gallery by its director caused a mass demonstration with a few hundred people eating bananas in the street.

See the controvercial banana photos. and read more
tvn24.pl/tvn24-news-in-english,157,m/banana-protest-in-warsaw-after-museum-removes-indecent-exhibition,931592.html

Banana demo below plus celebrities instagramed their banana photos too.







terri 1 | 1,607
17 Jun 2019  #8
The same could be said for 'cucumbers' but somehow they don't have the same connotations, although it was only cucumbers never bananas who were used in old 'adult' films for inspiration.
Chemikiem 5 | 1,596
17 Jun 2019  #9
caused a mass demonstration with a few hundred people eating bananas in the street.

Bananagate! Love it!
Has the artwork been reinstated though, as promised? That wasn't the only piece of artwork removed either.

There is also conflict in literature too. How could those priests burn Harry Potter books!!

bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-01/-harry-potter-books-burned-at-catholic-parish-in-poland
OP pawian 153 | 8,419
17 Jun 2019  #10
The same could be said for 'cucumbers' but somehow they don't have the same connotations,

No, it is not the same, we don`t eat cucumbers like we do with bananas. :):)

Has the artwork been reinstated though, as promised?

Hard to say. The article which mentions it reads: the works are coming back which isn`t the same as the works have come back. :)

salon24.pl/newsroom/952167,muzeum-narodowe-przywraca-wystawy-natalii-ll-z-bananem-i-katarzyny-kozyry-znamy-powod

There is also conflict in literature too. How could those priests burn Harry Potter books!!

Because Harry uses controvercial magic and has suspicious contacts with demonic guys like Voldemort and his assistants? :):)
Chemikiem 5 | 1,596
18 Jun 2019  #11
the works are coming back which isn`t the same as the works have come back. :)

Indefinitely put on hold then!


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