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MP declines sword fight duel

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A Polish prince living in the United Kingdom who called for UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage to engage him in a central London swordfight has had his offer declined.

Polish Prince Janek Zylinski of Ealing, UK, followed up with an offer of a TV debate, which has not been responded to.

The Prince pinpointed comments from Mr Farage about immigrants to the UK clogging up the M40 motorway.

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“I’ve had enough of discrimination against Polish people in this country.

“The most idiotic example I have heard of has been Mr Nigel Farage blaming migrants for traffic jams on the M40.

“Enough is enough, Mr Farage.”

As a way of deciding who was right on the topic, Mr Zylinski offered a morning swordfight in Hyde Park, and failing that, a TV debate.

“I’d like us to meet in Hyde Park one morning with our swords and resolve this matter in a way that an 18th Century Polish aristocrat and an English gentleman would traditionally do,” Mr Zylinski said in a YouTube video.

“Are you up for it, Mr Farage?”

In a veiled challenge to Mr Farage’s bravery, or masculinity, he followed up with another offer.

“If your sword is a little bit rusty, Mr Farage, we can meet for a different kind of duel – a duel of words in a TV studio in the run-up to the elections,” he said.

Mr Farage’s party UKIP declined the challenge because he “doesn’t have a sword.”

“He’s trying to keep violence out of this election campaign,” the party said in a statement to the Independent.

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