The Mail has never insulted Poles
Polish federation accuses Daily Mail of defamation
In its letter of complaint to the PCC, the federation accused the Daily Mail of printing articles that gave rise to "negative emotions and tensions between the new EU immigrants and local communities".
"Polish plumber" anybody?
"Poles seem to be unable to please the Daily Mail, whatever they do. On one day you get a headline Poles Flood into England, implying the country is drowning in immigrants....
The Daily Mail spokesman said the paper was not against any ethnic group.
"We do reserve the right to criticise bogus asylum claims, benefit cheats, tax dodgers and militant fanatics
, no matter where they were born," he said.
Some headlines complained about:November 2006: Britain Is Country of Choice for Many 'Feckless' PolesNovember 2006: Polish Borat Claims Groping Women Is Normal in Eastern EuropeJune 2007: Polish Homosexuals Facing Persecution in Exodus to UKJune 2007: Polish Immigrants Take £1bn out of the UK EconomyOctober 2007: Immigrants Here for Good: Half of Poles Plan to Stay in UKNovember 2007: Fears for NHS & Schools as 1,000 Polish Children Are Born Every Month