Conservatives ignored secret report on extremist Polish allies

David Cameron forged his controversial EU alliance with rightwing Polish politicians despite a secret report by his own party which warned that they had homophobic and nationalistic tendencies, senior EU figures have told the Observer.

The report, drawn up by Tory officials in 2007, concluded that the Conservatives should be wary of a link with the Polish Law and Justice party (PiS) because its members were on the far right, with some tending towards antisemitism.

Two years later, however, the concerns raised in the internal document were brushed aside as Cameron split from Europe’s mainstream centre-right group to form a new alliance with Law and Justice and other right-of-centre parties in other member states.

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