The leader of the Civic Platform, Donald Tusk, spoke on Saturday at the party convention in Płońsk. He stated that “today Polish mature patriotism, today true love for the homeland also means this great need, the great task of keeping Poland in the EU”.
On Saturday, the national convention of the Civic Platform takes place in Płońsk. The head of the Civic Platform, Donald Tusk, referred to the flags of Poland, Płońsk, the European Union and the Civic Platform.
Tusk about Poland in the European Union
– We are Poles in the first place – we know what it means to be a Polish patriot. We know, and this is also the constitution of the Civic Platform, which means love for this small, local homeland. We know that there is no unimportant place in Poland, that there is no unimportant man in Poland, and we also know what it means to be a European, said Tusk.
– To be a European means to be a Pole, to be an inhabitant of Płońsk, to be an inhabitant of a Polish village – nothing argues here. I will say more, today Polish mature patriotism, today true love for the homeland also means this great need, the great task of keeping Poland in the EU – said the leader of the PO.
Tusk assured that the task of the Civic Platform was to defend the interests of Poland, to defend the interests of cities and towns and to defend “Poland in Europe” and “Europe in Poland”.
PO leader on the development of smaller towns
The PO leader emphasized that there is no single recipe for the development of smaller towns, and each of them requires separate solutions for its development. – Today we hear from the government that the main goal, maybe not the goal, but the main effect – because they often do not agree with the results – in these proposals, which they have been presenting for many months, is actually the incapacitation of local governments – said Tusk.
He stated that the condition of smaller cities and towns is mainly reflected in the quality of everyday life, including the issue of transport, access to services, access to education and medical care.
– You have to take care of it, and it is also in the hands of the locals, but for this you also need resources and competences, an attractive offer for everyday life – cultural and educational offer – added the PO leader.
Tusk: when they rule, one of the consequences is that the bread becomes very expensive
The PO leader said that when asked recently about the price of bread, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki “made extraordinary pirouettes to avoid the answer”. He stated that such ignorance “is not a tragedy”, “not everyone has prices in their heads”, but it is worth admitting it clearly. Tusk added that during the debate with him in 2007, the then Prime Minister Jarosław Kaczyński also did not know the price of bread. “They learned nothing,” he said. He added that perhaps it is as PiS MP Marek Suski said when asked about the price of butter, “that he is not interested in it”. It is difficult – said Tusk – for “a more sincere political declaration, where this authority has people, their needs and fears.” – And it always happens that when they rule, one of the consequences is that the bread becomes very expensive – said the leader of the Civic Platform. – There is a rule that whenever there are questions about the prices of bread (…) they do not know how much the bread costs – he said, adding that the prices of bread have increased by 50% in the last four years.
Tusk: Our opponent are not Catholics, because we are mostly Catholics
Tusk, addressing the members of the Civic Platform, emphasized that Poles expect “seriousness and responsibility” from them. – Our opponent is not the institutions, it is not the army or the police, but the bad authorities that destroy these institutions, that destroy these services – said the leader of the Civic Platform.
– Our opponent are not Catholics, because we are Catholics in the great majority – people, let’s not fall into schizophrenia – said the leader of the Civic Platform. He emphasized that he did not see any contradiction between faith and freedom. – Who can we not even look at today – we Poles? For a bishop who protects pedophilia in the Church, a priest who builds a financial empire with public money. We cannot look at a former deputy minister who ordered confetti to be dropped from a helicopter during a uniformed service ceremony. We cannot look at them anymore, we tell them these famous words: “we have enough”, all or most of Poles today are fed up with them – said Tusk. – We need to change the power in Poland at all costs and we are responsible for this change so that Poles and Polish women will become again proud citizens of a free homeland, where the state works for them, not against them – added the leader of the PO and emphasized that the Platform must ” re-glimpse it as a political formation. “
Main photo source: PAP / Wojciech Olkuśnik