I should stress I'm referring to the six Nazi extermination factories all sited in occupied Poland and not to death camps operated by the Poles. The six extermination factories were very different to the multitude of Nazi concentration and slave labour camps sited across the Third Reich and its conquests, a distinction of which many younger journalists are simply ignorant.
So the fact the Polish government is outlawing the phrase 'Polish Death Camps' is understandable, if not excusable. Not only journalists but many younger people display an unbelievable stupidity about Nazi atrocities, and most are perfectly capable of believing the untruth that the phrase refers to death camps operated by the Poles.
And the Poles have the capacity to apply the rigours of the law. Remember, this is the nation that has 4,000 - yes, four thousand - people imprisoned for cycling whilst under the influence of drink.
My question is this. Should a cerebrally challenged British journalist use the unlawful phrase, can the Polish government issue (at least for the next two years or so) a European arrest warrant requiring their extradition? If so, with luck and endeavour Polish jails may soon be filled with crap British journalists; will this leave spaces in which enterprising freelances with a modicum of historical knowledge can flourish?