Boris Johnson compares Ukraine conflict to Brexit in party conference speech
In most instances, Brexit can prove itself to be quite a divisive subject, but when Boris Johnson decided to compare the 2016 vote to leave the European Union to the Ukrainians’ fight against the Russian invasion, it seems both leavers and remainers were united in calling out how “offensive” the comparison was.
The prime minister’s comments were made in Blackpool, as part of his speech to the Conservative Party Spring Conference.
He told members of his party on Saturday: “I know that it’s the instinct of the people of this country, like the people of Ukraine, to choose freedom every time.
“I can give you a couple of famous, recent examples. When the British people voted for Brexit, in such large numbers, I don’t believe it was because they were remotely hostile to foreigners, it’s because they wanted to be free.”
Boris Johnson comparing Brexit - where the people had a choice to vote - to Ukraine fighting against an armed Russian invader is not only lazy, ignorant but also obscene. Yet again he panders to a minority domestic audience
Boris Johnson has now compared Ukraine's fight for freedom to Brexit, likening a country that literally just asked to join the EU so it can be safe and prosper to the country that the Blond Bumshell conned into leaving.
Meanwhile, as frustration continues over Johnson’s comments, a tweet from Mirror journalist Mikey Smith about the message contained in sticks of rock at the conference has been met with humorous responses.
Tory sticks of rock given out to attendees at spring conference in Blackpool. Guess what\u2019s written all the way through it?pic.twitter.com/iQ9XYieFDR