Polish National Party was established in March 2004 before the first elections to the European Parliament in Poland. The party is led by Leszek Bubel who is its best known and virtually only visible member. Bubel is well known in Polish society for his anti-Semitic songs which he recorded with his rock band and then released on the internet, and also for publishing several anti-Semitic books. Other than for Bubel’s anti-Semitic media releases, the party received national media attention in 2006 for the trial of Karol Golinski, member and candidate of PPN, who was alleged to have attacked the Chief Rabbi of Poland, Michael Schudrich. In spite of this media attention, PPN did not gain any prominence or substantive support. The newly formed party did not succeed in the 2004 European elections and the same goes for the general election of 2005 and the presidential election of the same year. PPN declined to take part in the next early general election of 2007 and the presidential elections of 2010. The political program of PPN is completely centred on the notion of the Polish nation and its survival in the world. This focused concentration is expressed by three principles which are explicitly mentioned and are prominent in the manifesto: patriotism, nationalism and statism.
Election manifesto 2005
Patriotism is defined in the document as love for Poland which stems from mere membership of the Polish nation. This love goes so far that one should be willing to sacrifice even one's own life. Nationalism is understood similarly. It is the belief that nations are entities of essential importance in life and that its members should defend the honour and good name of their nation. This principle is universal and is valid for all the nations in the world. Finally, the principle of statism assumes the role of the nation state. This role is to be a protector of the interests of the nation, especially against foreign forces and capitalism which are trying to erode Polish society. The forces conspiring against Poland and the Polish nation are mentioned in the manifesto many times as well as in almost all the possible contexts and chapters. Behind the conspiracies there are multiple entities – from the European Union through the Bilderberg Group to Jews and Zionism. Nations, as they are perceived by PPN, are not just spiritual communities. Nations are endowed with territories. Soil which belongs to one nation should be governed and owned only by that nation. From this belief stems the conviction that states, or rather nations, have the holy right to defend their territories against other nations and against the international evil forces of those who control globalization. Consequently PPN and its manifesto proposed policies which aimed at restoring Polish sovereignty over its own land. Among these policies there is the prohibition of foreign ownership of Polish soil, regulation of the amount of foreign capital in the national banking sector and also of the cheap foreign goods which are said to ruin Polish industries. Similarly PPN is against immigration which is considered to be the main cause of Poland's high unemployment. Moreover, the manifesto called for the re-nationalization of Polish industry which fell into foreign hands during the process of privatization in the early 1990s.