Well, it’s a bit like Hello magazine, actually.
The government has released secret service papers from the early nineteen nineties that show conservative politicians such as Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski were ‘under surveillance’. The author of the notes on leading politicians from the right of the Solidarity movement (and many others) were made by Col. Jan Lesiak, who is currently involved in court proceedings(above) for his cloak and dagger activities - he was in both the communist SB and, after some kind of vetting process, the post communist OUP.
The government is convinced that this hangover from communist days is the reason for Poland's problems. Maybe all of them.
The government has also accused Jan Rokita, leading member of the opposition Civic Platform, of being responsible, as he was head of the Council of Ministers Hanna Suchocka’s government in 1992-3, the period the files by Jan Lesiak refer to (known as "Lesiak's Wardrobe').
So what do these secret files look like? Well, they are full, much of the time, with banal details of the lifestyle of politicians. It’s here where the widely known insinuations about Jaroslaw Kaczynski's ‘lifestyle’ are noted.
Modern day secret service activity seems to be comprised of going through current affairs magazines looking for quotes. Here is a snippet.
‘He lives in a three bedroom flat on one floor in a three apartment bloc. Kaczynski’s mother explains why he didn’t get married. “I think he did meet already the one woman of his life. It was in the seventies. She claimed that he left her for KOR [Workers Defense Committee, a forerunner to Solidarity]. She got married. We never talk about it. It’s our deal. “
He doesn’t drive a car neither does he have a driving license. He doesn’t really care about what he wears. His mother says: “It’s a real burden for him to have to buy clothes. He will never do anything for himself. “
He doesn’t play any sports, though he is interested in sport. Out of all the alcohols he likes wine and beer. He used to smoke but gave up. He is keen on going for walks.
He loves animals, particularly his six and a half year old cat, Busio.
He likes to relax by reading and listening to music. He likes books on sociology, psychology, history, religion - doesn’t really like fiction but his favorite novels are ‘The magic mountain’ by Thomas Mann and ‘Conversations in a cathedral’ by Mario Llosa.
He can cook. His favorites are beefsteak and chicken liver.
When working [as a lawyer?] he gave one third of his salary to animals… ‘
Ah. It’s Hello magazine! You can imagine the photos of Jarosław and his mum; photo of him with Busio…
Jan Lesiak should be given a job in the paparazzi.