Vincent Boland: A Polexit would be a tragedy for Europe, but above all for Poland

They may have a conservative-nationalist government at present, but at heart the Polish people are strongly pro-European and would surely reject populism and stay in the EU

17th October, 2021
Vincent Boland: A Polexit would be a tragedy for Europe, but above all for Poland
Thousands attend 'We're staying in EU' demonstration at the Main Square in Krakow, Poland on October 10, 2021

In the years since Britain voted to leave the European Union, one of its largest immigrant groups has been shrinking fast. In 2017, a year after the Brexit referendum, there were more than one million Polish people living in Britain, most of whom arrived after Poland joined the European Union in 2004. By last year, according to the British Office for National Statistics, that number had fallen to 738,000.

For many of these Poles, Brexit probably was not...

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