Polish Prince John Zylinski launches political party in UK to fight for minority rights

Polish Prince John Zylinski launches political party in UK to fight for minority rights

The party is to fight for the rights of Poles and other minorities (Stock image)

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

A Polish Prince has launched a new political party in the UK ahead of the local elections.

Prince John Zylinski, who once challenged former UKIP leader Nigel Farage to a duel, claims his party will have up to 100 London candidates in May.

The party is called Duma Polska: Polish Pride, which Zylinski has said will fight for the rights of Poles and other minorities.

It is calling for EU "newcomers" who are legally residing in the UK to be given full British citizenship. The party also wants what it calls "Europhobia" to be considered a hate crime.

Zylinski said: "The Poles are Britain's closest allies. The Battle of Britain was being lost until the Polish pilots arrived. Yet we have virtually no political representation in the UK.

"I intend to fight for the rights all minorities. In my opinion, Nigel Farage and UKIP should be ashamed of the divisions that they have created within the UK, and I want all people to feel safe ahead of Brexit."

He claims his candidates will be place in "targeted wards in London where candidates can win seats by polling little more than 2,000 votes.

"I believe we can achieve this by appealing not only to Poles, but by gaining broad support from all voters who back our call for respect for all minorities."

This is not the first time the Prince has got involved in politics, as he ran for London Mayor in 2016.

Prior to this, he called on Farage to battle him in a duel with swords in Hyde Park, after Farage gave his views on immigration in 2015.

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