Senior Labour politicians, a war veteran, were condemining Boris Johnson over his Hitler remarks …reports Asian Lite News
In response to former London Mayor Boris Johnson’s interview with The Sunday Telegraph, Yvette Cooper, MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford said: “Boris Johnson is playing a nasty, nasty game. The more he flails around with this kind of hysterical claim, the more he exposes his shameful lack of judgement, his willingness to play the most divisive cynical politics, and the emptiness of his arguements.
“One week it is dog whistle attacks on President Obama. Now he is trying to liken the institution that has kept peace on our continent for decades with Hitler, who pursued the genocide of millions of innocent people.
“All because he is desperately seeking headlines for a desperate campaign. He should not try to play political games with the darkest and most sinister chapter of Europe’s history.
“The EU has played a critical role keeping peace in Europe ever since.”
Meanwhile, Lord Bramall, Chief of the General Staff, said: “I know only too well, this comparison of the EU and Nazi Germany is absurd. Hitler’s main aim was to create an empire in the East and violently subjugate Europeans. Any connection between that and the EU is simply laughable.”
Lord Edwin Bramall served as Chief of the General Staff, the professional head of the British Army between 1979 and 1982, and as Chief of the Defence Staff, professional head of the British Armed Forces from 1982 to 1985. Lord Bramall took part in the Normandy landing in the Second World War.