23rd Mar 2023


Polish region does U-turn on gay rights

The Polish region of Swietokrzyskie has voted to abandon an anti-LGBTIQ declaration from 2019, Reuters reports, after the EU threatened to withhold pandemic-recovery funding. The local government, on Wednesday, also said it was against "all manifestations of discrimination based on sex, age, race, disability, ethnic origin, religion, belief, or [sexual] orientation". Its old declaration, like dozens of others adopted in Polish regions, had declared the area an "LGBTI ideology-free zone".

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How much can we trust Russian opinion polls on the war?

The lack of Russian opposition to the Russo-Ukrainian War is puzzling. The war is going nowhere, Russian casualties are staggering, the economy is in trouble, and living standards are declining, and yet polls indicate that most Russians support the war.

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