Early Sunday morning racist graffiti was found scrawled on the walls of the Polish cultural centre in Hammersmith. Such an attack is both outrageous and an affront to the values that have defined British culture for a very long time.
The Polish Social and Cultural Association (POSK) was founded shortly after the Second World War during which Polish forces fought for Britain to defeat Nazism. Since then, Polish citizens have formed one of the communities that define and add to our modern society.
I am very grateful to have POSK in Hammersmith & Fulham and reaffirm that we will always stand with the Polish people and people of Polish heritage against small-minded ignorance and bigotry whenever it raises its ugly head.
I will shortly visit the Polish Centre (as I often do) and offer the full practical support of the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham.
Cllr Stephen Cowan, Leader of Hammersmith & Fulham Council