Today’s news round up in Poland

Today’s news round up in Poland Kalbar/TFN

Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites. – The results of an opinion poll show that Poland’s opposition parties can only win this year’s general election if they unite and run on a joint ticket, the newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza wrote. The Kantar poll found that if the parties unite then they could win 245 seat in parliament while Law and Justice, the governing party, would get 167 seats. Donald Tusk, the leader of Civic Platform, the largest opposition party, said that he had done everything "humanly possible" to convince the other parties to run on a single ticket. – Britain has a "very positive approach" to "filling the gaps" in Poland’s air defences left by the Polish government’s decision to send MiG-29 aircraft to Ukraine, the newspaper Rzeczpospolita reported, citing an interview with James Heappey, a deputy UK defence minister, for the German newspaper Die Welt. The minister said that Britain could act in a similar way to when it sent a company of Challenger 2 tanks to Poland to reinforce Polish armoured forces following the dispatch of T-72 tanks to Ukraine. – Former prime minister Beata Szydlo, a member of Law and Justice party, the dominant party in Poland’s governing coalition, has called for unity in the coalition, state-owned broadcaster TVP Info reported. In an interview for the magazine Sieci she said "nothing weakens us as much as quarrels". The United Right collation has been plagued by a number of internal disputes between Law and Justice and Solidary Poland, its junior ally. – Robert Biedron, an MEP and a leader of the Left opposition party, told the TVN24 news channel that now is perhaps the time "to sit down at the table" with other opposition parties to discuss running on a joint ticket in this year’s general election. He added that they need to form a common programme, at a minimum, so show voters "that we have a vision of Poland and why we should win these elections."