You can see why Johnson was berated for ‘punishment beatings’ comment

Boris Johnson in one of his more sane moments.

Boris Johnson appears to be living in a fantasy world in which the UK is still fighting World War II against ‘ze Germans’.

His resurrection of Second World War imagery in response to a comment by French President Francois Hollande was not only inappropriate; it was offensive.

And he did it deliberately, to get a rise out of our EU colleagues and comrades – only a day after Theresa May warned all her cabinet ministers against “any stray word” that could make securing a Brexit deal more difficult.

Downing Street’s defence of his outburst is risible. A spokeswoman said he had not likened Hollande to a Nazi – but nobody had suggested he had.

The claim that he was only “making a theatrical comparison to some of those evocative WWII movies” misses the point – it is exactly that comparison that caused the offence.

With Johnson as Foreign Secretary, the UK must prepare for the hardEST Brexit. EU nations will not tolerate deliberate offence.

Boris Johnson has warned EU leaders not to give the UK “punishment beatings” for Brexit “in the manner of some World War Two movie”.

The foreign secretary said penalising “escape” was “not in the interests of our friends and our partners”.

Source: Brexit: Boris Johnson warns against ‘punishment beatings’ – BBC News

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4 thoughts on “You can see why Johnson was berated for ‘punishment beatings’ comment

  1. NMac

    Our government ministers, including May, appear to be doing all they can to insult and to be extremely offensive towards our European friends and neighbours. One of the EU’s main purposes is to prevent unnecessary rivalry between the European powers. These nasty bigoted Tory idiots obviously want to take us back to the bad old days when political rivalries and tensions led to major European conflict. On a personal level Johnson is showing just how incompetent and unfit he is for any public office. An empty, superficial, loud-mouthed bully.

  2. mohandeer

    If he hadn’t intended to give offence then why in the world did he even make reference to the Second World War and all it’s connotations?
    Is he thick to that degree? What a bungling buffoon. How many times is his big stupid brainless mouth going to be allowed to f**k things up for Britain in the Brexit negotiations?

  3. Barry Davies

    So Johnson referred to Bridge on the River Kwai, I don’t believe that is anti eu members, he said world war 2 movie, perhaps he actually meant the great escape where some of our troops were murdered, although that was being shot not beaten so is unlikely. It’s a shame the nasty bigotted remainiacs try to make something out everything as bing what bigots call racist.

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