Boris Johnson compares Ukraine conflict to Brexit in party conference speech
The condemnation of Boris Johnson’s likening of Brexit to the war in Ukraine has continued to spread online, with even hardcore Brexiteers dismissing the prime minister’s comments as “totally cringe”.
If you missed it, the Conservative Party leader made the remarks in Blackpool on Saturday, as part of his speech to his party’s spring conference.
He told attendees: “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.”