The most important PiS politicians, led by Jarosław Kaczyński, celebrated Poland regaining independence in Krakow. They started their visit with a prayer at Wawel, led by Archbishop Marek Jędraszewski, and by laying flowers at the monument of John Paul II. However, the main purpose of the visit to Krakow is a meeting of PiS supporters at the headquarters of the “Sokół” Gymnastic Society. Over there President Jarosław Kaczyński delivered a speech, in which he spoke, among others: about possible changes to EU treaties which, in his opinion, will take away Poland’s sovereignty. He also threatened what awaits our country after the change of government. — Poland will be poisoned, terrorized by garbage mafias and other mafias. And this is the future that the government that has been implemented is preparing for us here. The government headed by Tusk said,
A wave of comments after the speech of the PiS president
Marzena Okła-Drewnowicz, an MP from the Civic Platform, had harsh words about the speech. “Mr. Kaczyński. Enough. I do not want you to deprive anyone of their right to Polishness. You have repeatedly crossed all boundaries of humanity, it’s time for you to cross the line of RESPONSIBILITY for your words. And the line of the absolute end of political activity,” the MP wrote on the X website.
After the president’s speech, Beata Szydło and Zbigniew Rau commented on them for Onet.
The former prime minister lavished praise on President Kaczyński. — A very good speech drawing attention to very important issues. On such a day, Poles should know and talk about what is happening in the European Parliament. We are part of the European Union and the changes that will be proposed will affect not only our country, but all of us. An important speech worth listening to or reading again, PiS vice-president Beata Szydło told Onet. When asked about possible changes in the party, she answered briefly: – Today is time to celebrate.
How does Beata Szydło assess Mateusz Morawiecki’s chances of gaining a majority in the Sejm and forming a government? – I keep my fingers crossed for Prime Minister Morawiecki – she said.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Zbigniew Rau, asked by Onet to assess President Kaczyński’s speech, said: – If Poland’s sovereignty is limited, Poland will dwarf, it will be deprived of statehood. These are the basics, a first-year law student knows them, he said.
“PiS is losing power after a campaign in which it threatened the EU, Germany, and traitors from the opposition. Reaction? Even more scaring about the EU, Germany, and traitors from the opposition,” notes Onet journalist Kamil Dziubka.
“Meanwhile, in the afternoon in Krakow, as every year, a lot of people were singing patriotic songs on the Main Square. Restaurants and cafes were full of Krakow residents and tourists. I didn’t notice anyone going to suffer, much less die,” writes journalist Marta Szostkiewicz, posting an excerpt. Jarosław Kaczyński’s statement that in the fight for independence “any price is worth paying.”
Meanwhile, former PiS spokesman Radosław Fogiel stated in a post on the X platform (formerly Twitter) that “cooperation of all sovereignty forces is necessary.”
“The European Union’s federalization plans include imposing the euro on Poland, forced relocation of migrants, and handing over decisions regarding security, foreign policy and forest management to the EU – let’s think about whether we want this,” warns Stanisław Karczewski, former Speaker of the Senate from PiS.
“Jarosław Kaczyński did not draw any conclusions from the defeat, he continues the narrative of creating divisions, intimidation, creating a mythical enemy. Poles in the elections showed that they are fed up with it,” said Aleksandra Leo from Poland 2050 on TVN24.
“We already know everything. For Jarosław Kaczyński, the biggest enemy will be the European Union and our democratic ruling coalition, or vice versa. A completely disconnected guy,” says Tomasz Trela from the Left.
“I really recommend watching or reading today’s speech by J. Kaczyński from Krakow. After the elections, all the masks fell. He thinks exactly as he said today. Interestingly, Szydło and Morawiecki did not clap when Kaczyński talked about PO as a German party,” noted the Vice-Rector for scientific research at the University of Warsaw, Ph.D. Maciej Duszczyk.