Barack Obama's comment about post-Brexit trade negotiations is a threat, but we should handle it appropriately - not with slurs about his racial heritage.

Barack Obama’s comment about post-Brexit trade negotiations is a threat, but we should handle it appropriately – not with slurs about his racial heritage.

This Writer is trying to devise a good nickname for Mr Johnson. Possibilities include ‘Bore-us’, ‘Bore-arse’ or – in the spirit of people from abroad who appear unintelligent – ‘Borat’.

Mrs Mike prefers ‘twat’.

Johnson’s anti-Obama comments follow the US president’s comment, during his visit to the UK, that if this country leaves the European Union it will be at the “back of the queue” in trade negotiations.

That’s clearly a threat, and the UK shouldn’t let it pass.

But we should respond appropriately, and attacking a man’s racial heritage is beyond the pale.

Worse than that, for Bore-us (or Twat, if you must) is that his own words have put his own heritage under the spotlight. And there’s very little of him that is British.

Not only that, but if you look at the political policies he supports, they are based on a hatred of the United Kingdom that most of us have known and loved – and on a desire to turn it into something that more closely resembles the United States.

What a confused man.

It seems Mr Obama has responded to Johnson’s comments, which were based on the movement of a bust of Winston Churchill within the White House. He didn’t mention Johnson by name – possibly because, in the US, ‘Johnson’ is a euphemism for a particular part of the male anatomy – but the implications were clear.

More harmful to Bore-us himself should be the reaction by Churchill’s descendent Nicholas Soames, another Tory MP, who described Johnson’s words as “deplorable” and “completely idiotic”.

Boris Johnson has criticised the US president Barack Obama and suggested his attitude to Britain might be based on his “part-Kenyan” heritage and “ancestral dislike of the British empire”.

Mr Johnson’s column [in The Sun] comes on the day Mr Obama visits Britain to encourage the UK to stay in the [European Union].

The US president is expected to tell a town-hall style meeting that the EU helps the UK achieve greater opportunity and prosperity.

Source: Boris Johnson suggests ‘part-Kenyan’ Obama may have ‘ancestral dislike’ of UK | UK Politics | News | The Independent

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