NEWS

UKIP leader turns down duel with Polish nobleman

Polish ExpressPolish Express logo

UKIP leader turns down duel with Polish nobleman

Leader of the UK Independence party Nigel Farage has turned down the challenge of fighting a duel against piqued Polish nobleman Jan Żyliński.

''I'm not intending to accept the offer,'' Farage confirmed.

''I've been trying to keep violence out of the election.''

Żyliński, who grew up in the UK, threw down the gauntlet after apparently becoming ''fed up'' with UKIP's negative attitide towards Polish immigrants.

He filmed his challenge while brandishing a sabre that belonged to his father, a distinguished cavalry officer.

Żyliński had noted that he is likewise prepared to fight a ''duel of words'' in a TV debate if Farage's sword is ''a little bit rusty,'' although no such encounter has been arranged as of yet.

UKIP is hoping to make gains in Britain's 7 May general election. However, an 11 April poll saw the party's support drop by 3 points to 11 percent, its lowest poll level since 2012.

thenews

Chcesz na bieżąco czytać o wydarzeniach w UK? Pobierz aplikację Polish Express News na Androida i iOS.
Materiał chroniony prawem autorskim. Kopiowanie i publikowanie wyłącznie za zgodą wydawcy.


Podobne artykuły

Self-styled Polish prince second from last in London mayor election

Self-styled Polish prince second from last in London mayor election

A self-styled Polish prince who ran as an independent candidate in London's mayoral election won just 0.5% of the vote to finish second from last. London-born businessman Jan Żyliński, best known for challenging...

UKIP leader Farage challenged to a duel by Polish aristocrat

UKIP leader Farage challenged to a duel by Polish aristocrat

The leader of the UK Independence party (UKIP) has been challenged to a duel by a Polish aristocrat who grew up in Great Britain. Jan Żyliński stated in a short film published on youtube that he has ''had...

UKIP leader Farage challenged to a duel by Polish aristocrat

UKIP leader Farage challenged to a duel by Polish aristocrat

The leader of the UK Independence party (UKIP) has been challenged to a duel by a Polish aristocrat who grew up in Great Britain. Jan Żyliński stated in a short film published on youtube that he has ''had...

UKIP leader Farage challenged to a duel by Polish aristocrat

UKIP leader Farage challenged to a duel by Polish aristocrat

The leader of the UK Independence party (UKIP) has been challenged to a duel by a Polish aristocrat who grew up in Great Britain. Jan Żyliński stated in a short film published on youtube that he has ''had...

Eurosceptic Farage lambasts Tusk as Poland's 'newest émigré'

Eurosceptic Farage lambasts Tusk as Poland's 'newest émigré'

Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), mocked European Council President Donald Tusk after the latter's maiden speech at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. ''Migration is the big...

Russian propaganda entering mainstream news: disinformation experts

Russian propaganda entering mainstream news: disinformation experts

“If the average Pole does not seem to understand the mission of Russia Today, neither do Americans,” historian Dr Jerzy Targalski has told the Jan Pospieszalski programme on public broadcaster TVP.

Poles' concern over political situation on the rise

Poles' concern over political situation on the rise

Fifty-four percent of Poles believe the country is heading "in the wrong direction," the latest survey by pollster TNS Polska shows. The figure marks a three-percentage-point increase since the research...

Poland celebrates National Victory Day

Poland celebrates National Victory Day

From this year, the 8 May is now celebrated as National Victory Day and is a national holiday marking the end of World War II. A bill signed by President Bronisław Komorowski on Thursday exchanges the...

Joanna Jozwik claimed that she feels like a silver medallist

Joanna Jozwik claimed that she feels like a silver medallist

Polish middle distance runner, Joanna Jozwik finished fifth in the women's 800 final at Rio Olymics but she has claimed that she feels like a silver medallist. After Caster Semenya from South Africa won...

Polish pharmaceuticals becoming export hit

Polish pharmaceuticals becoming export hit

Poland’s pharmaceutical industry has been seeing an extensive growth in exports in recent years, the Dziennik Gazeta Prawna daily has reported.  Experts from BZ WBK bank have listed the sector among the...

UKIP leader Farage challenged to a duel by Polish aristocrat

UKIP leader Farage challenged to a duel by Polish aristocrat

The leader of the UK Independence party (UKIP) has been challenged to a duel by a Polish aristocrat who grew up in Great Britain. Jan Żyliński stated in a short film published on youtube that he has ''had...

Poland will support Isreal-Palestine peace process, says Polish FM

Poland will support Isreal-Palestine peace process, says Polish FM

Poland will support the peace process in Israel, Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna told Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu at a meeting in Jerusalem on 15 June. The Isreali PM said he would "hold out a hand"...

EC to open infringement proceedings over Białowieża logging

EC to open infringement proceedings over Białowieża logging

The European Commission is to start proceedings against Poland over the felling of trees in the eastern Białowieża forest, a UNESCO-listed site, unofficial sources say. Polish Radio has learned from unofficial...


Ta strona używa plików cookie. Kontynuując przeglądanie witryny, wyrażasz zgodę na ich używanie przez nasz serwis. Dodatkowo kiedy odwiedzasz naszą stronę, wstępnie wybrane firmy mogą odczytywać i korzystać z określonych informacji zapisanych na Twoim urządzeniu, aby wyświetlać odpowiednie reklamy bądź spersonalizowane treści. Dowiedz się więcej.OK
optAd360 AI Engine -please insert this code on EVERY PAGE at the top of the section- ---------------------------------------------------------------