As mourners lined the streets of Warsaw and other Polish cities today to mourn the loss Of President Kaczynski, his wife Maria and 95 other souls, they may have been more than a little surprised to learn of an ulikely UK figure being left broken-hearted as a result of the air-crash tragedy, which occurred at a military airfield near Smolensk.
Nick Griffin, British National Party (BNP) leader was said by sources to be inconsolable over the crash. One of Griffin's minders told us that three of the dead were construction workers from Krakow who had promised to build Griffin a new garden wall at a knock down price.
Also feared dead by Mr Griffin is 'Kazimir The Holy Roller' who provides over half of the BNP's smokers with cut price hand rolling tobacco, and 'Krystov The Chip Man' who ran a lively trade in knocked off cable TV set-top boxes which are illegally chipped to receive premier sports and movie channels.
One BNP member, who requested that we respect his anonymity in return for a comment, John Smith of Oak Avenue, said:
"That crash was a right blow for me and me mates. Now we're going to have to pay the full price for baccy, the footy on the telly, and the porn. And with Burnley on the brink of relegation too... It's not been a good month for me mate."
Lech Kaczynski, President of Poland was 60. Along with his identical twin, Jaroslaw, he starred in the 1962 Polish film, The Two Who Stole The Moon.
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