Poland’s real scandal
Poles should be focusing on the origin of tapes that have revealed that Poland’s politicians are doing what politicians do the world over.
Appeared in print on 26.06.2014
Poland is gripped by a scandal involving leaked tapes of politicians’ private meetings. Calls are growing for resignations, a new government, or even early elections. Yet the real scandal is not that politicians – according to the unverified, and perhaps selectively edited, transcripts – talk bluntly in private, sometimes using obscenities, disparage their colleagues, and even engage in wheeling and dealing. As Poles seem not to want to realise, all politicians do that everywhere.