Despite the fact the Conservatives sit in the same European parliament grouping as the Polish Law and Justice Party, public congratulations from Tories seem to be pretty few and far between after their xenophobic European partners won the Polish general election by a landslide yesterday.
Tory MEP Syed Kamall, however, has bucked the trend by gushingly tweeting congratulations to the anti-immigration party – praising its election success as an “incredible victory”:
— Syed Kamall (@SyedKamall) October 25, 2015
Which is a bit strange if you take into consideration two interesting facts.
- Mr Kamall’s father migrated to the UK from Guyana in the 1950s.
- Just two weeks ago the leader of the Law and Justice Party Jaroslaw Kaczynski said he was against immigrants coming to Europe because they carry diseases and parasites.
Bit odd too that Tory cabinet minister Sajid Javid — whose own father is of Pakistani descent — was the only Tory to retweet Kamall’s tweet in solidarity.
Perhaps Sajid and Syed are both hidden masters of acerbic irony?