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Poland could be Britain’s best ally

The appointment of Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk to the Presidency of the European Council is an unmissable opportunity

By Roderick Parkes  

Tusk speaks at Poland's 25th anniversary of freedom. © Mateusz Włodarczyk

“Poland to the rescue again!” remarked my neighbour here in Warsaw, only half joking, in response the appointment of the Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk as the new President of the European Council. Poland, after all, is a country which once styled itself the Christ of nations—partitioned and abandoned, but always ready to rise up and save the continent. Poles saw off the Turks at Vienna and led the…

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