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City politics, elections, speech impediments and the power of abstract humour.

Why the flags?

It’s the Independence Day, which Poles all over the country celebrate by sticking flags on buildings and vehicles, as well as – on occasion – beating each other up.

And so it began

The European Football Championships 2012 kicked off yesterday at the Warsaw National stadium, and yours truly followed eery second of that opening game. And wrote about it for work (oh the joys of working for news organisations!). so far, so good, atmosphere in the city was very festive and celebratory, then slightly disappointed (Poland drew with Greece 1:1). Today, it’s hangover.