A German newspaper compared Boris Johnson to 'fungus'

Marianne Eloise@marianne_eloise
Wednesday 07 August 2019 15:00
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Not many people in the UK are thrilled with our new Prime Minister, and it looks like they feel similarly about him on the continent, too.

It’s no secret that the rest of the EU thinks Brexit is a bad idea, with Germany’s Europe minister saying in April:

Europe is a life insurance in times of crisis and Europe brings the opportunity to cross borders, destroy walls, bring people together and foster solidarity. We are seeing these days how fragile that is, and how little we can take that for granted.

Now, according to The Times’ Berlin correspondent Oliver Moody, a German newspaper has compared Boris Johnson to fungus.

According to Moody’s translation, the newspaper reads:

“German word of the week: der Spaltpilz. Literally ‘fungus of division’. Used to mean: micro-organisms that reproduce through mitosis. Now means: Boris Johnson”

Very poetic.

Obviously, people online were big fans of the comparison

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