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Boris Johnson: British to be “Heroes of Europe” opposing Nazi Aim of “one authority” in Europe.

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Heroes of Europe Against Hitler’s European Union.

What is it about former London Mayors and Hitler?

A few weeks ago we had Ken Livingstone’s comments about Zionists and Hitler.

No sooner had the din died down after Ken’s kenspeckle kiddy krap, than we have Boris’s bumptious borborygmi.

Boris Johnson: The EU wants a superstate, just as Hitler did

In a dramatic interview with the Telegraph, he warns that while bureaucrats in Brussels are using “different methods” from the Nazi dictator, they share the aim of unifying Europe under one “authority”.

He claims Winston Churchill would be joining him on the Brexit bus; he warns that the EU shares the same flawed ambition to unite Europe that Hitler pursued, and he challenges the Prime Minister to a proper “democratic debate” about the referendum live on television.

Interview,

(Boris) sees parallels between the choices that confronted his beloved Churchill, and Britain, during the Second World War and the decision facing voters next month.

“This is a chance for the British people to be the heroes of Europe and to act as a voice of moderation and common sense, and to stop something getting in my view out of control,” he says.

Johnson claims to be a real European.

Apart from his mastery of all the living tongues and cultures, he is a native speaker of Ciceronian Latin, and is said to be the only person alive who has read enough of the Emperor Claudius’ lost volumes on the Etruscans to be fluent in their speech.

He may be interested to read how his rancid rhetoric  has gone down in the rest of Europe.

Brexit-Befürworter Boris Johnson vergleicht EU mit Hitler.

The DW article – one of a whole page of similar instant German reports –   is content to outline Johnson’s rant.

The French reaction is more forthright.

Brexit : Boris Johnson dresse un parallèle entre l’Union européenne et Hitler

Pour appuyer son argumentaire contre l’UE, l’ancien maire conservateur de Londres n’a pas hésité à effectuer un parallèle surprenant.

To back his arguments against the European Union, the former Conservative Mayor of London has not hesitated to draw a surprising parallel.

We will be more forthright still.

Johnson is known for his talk about  ‘piccaninnies’ and black people’s  ‘watermelon smiles‘.

Not to mention his description of President Obama and the “part-Kenyan President’s ancestral dislike of the British empire…”

Johnson has not only joined the Carnival of Reaction amongst those leading the Brexit campaign: he is now leading it.

As Mack Wrack General Secretary of the Fire Brigades Union,  says,

A Brexit vote at the EU referendum will benefit Boris Johnson and his pursuit of power, Mack Wrack warned, as his union threw its support behind the Remain campaign on 12 May. The 37,000-strong Fire Brigades Union (FBU) is the latest in a growing list of trade unions joining the battle to stop the UK breaking away from Brussels.

“It’s not our referendum,” Wrack, the general secretary of the FBU, told around 200 delegates to the union’s annual conference in Blackpool. “The referendum is taking place because of wrangling amongst the Tories. It’s a result of pressure from the right-wing of the Conservative Party and the threat from Ukip.”

He added: “The outcome of a Brexit vote is likely to lead to a change in prime minister, and we could end up replacing one Old Etonian for another.”

“[Johnson] is the man who forced through the worst cuts in the history of the fire service, anywhere in the country, ever… So far the referendum debate has largely been a feud between elites over the best way to exploit workers.”

The comments come after the Trades Union Congress, Unite, Unison, the GMB and other major unions backed a Remain vote at the 23 June ballot. The FBU recently voted to re-affiliate with Labour after Jeremy Corbyn’s shock leadership election victory in September 2015.

EU referendum: Fire Brigades Union backs Remain campaign and blasts Boris Johnson

Meanwhile:

Written by Andrew Coates

May 15, 2016 at 10:38 am

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  1. It’s time people (including some of the left) stopped regarding Johnson as an amiable buffoon: his attacks on Sadiq Khan, his comments about Obama and his lying, blustering, ignorant comments over the EU show him to be a nasty, racist, opportunist liar.

    Jim Denham

    May 15, 2016 at 12:42 pm

  2. I was having my usual breakfast in my local greasy spoon this morning – a nice, big ENGLISH breakfast note – and as I stared at my plate I noticed that there had been an increase in the number of sausages(from 2 to 3) since the last time I’d visited.
    Although I accept that sausages are a tasty and just about necessary inclusion I bridle as any good Englishman would at the presence of this historically German, or at least European, foodstuff in a meal which is described as an ‘English breakfast’ – the 50% increase in the sausage population on my plate, an increase which no-one in the media(besides Guido Fawkes, who wrote a searing expose on the whole shambles at least a week ago) notified us about, exercised me greatly and as a result I may have gone a little over the top whilst complaining to the waitress(understandable given the circumstances).
    She was of no help so I knocked loudly on the door to the manager’s office but as usual I was fobbed off by a bunch of sheep-like employees(none of whom were over the age of forty!). The manager ‘wasn’t there’ apparently(something about his ‘wife dying of a degenerative disease’…how convenient).

    As you might expect I lost my cool a little, although I did at least tell the cafe what I thought of their insidious, expansionist, pro-European sausage policy before the police came. They ORDERED me to put my clothes back on(so we live in a free country do we mr Cameron? Give me a break.) and get in the back of their van. Well, we all know what happens to Brexiters when government institutions have a chance to get them in private, surrounded by a bunch of pro-EU fascist coppers with billy clubs, so I dug my heels in and told them to fuck off.

    Since there was a large crowd of people gathered by that point, and the police are terrified of bad publicity, they cunningly treated me very well, merely giving me a caution and warning me against returning to said eating establishment… well, they needn’t have worried there! I wouldn’t return to that cafe if they paid me. It’s a fascistic, elitist, pro-EU racket engaging in cultural experimentation on the hard-working indigenous people of this country, and it’s within 300 metres of the local primary school so there are some personal legal issues too, but mainly it’s the chutzpah of this eatery taking a great traditional meal like the English breakfast and converting it into a stealthy piece of pro-EU propaganda. And because it tastes so good people won’t notice until it’s too late. Frankly, it’s exactly what Hitler did, only by very slightly different methods.

    Saul Till

    May 15, 2016 at 2:41 pm

  3. Down with the EUSSR/Fourth Reich!
    Grassroots Out!

    Dean

    May 15, 2016 at 6:28 pm

  4. “it’s exactly what Hitler did, only by very slightly different methods”:

    I take it you’re not a Jew (despite your first name), or at least a Jew with any understanding of history, then Saul?

    In fact, are you for real?

    This sort of stuff is so preposterous as to suggest it might be some sort of sick spoof,

    Jim Denham

    May 15, 2016 at 6:30 pm

  5. Saul Till’s piece is clearly a lampoon of the “little Englander” type. Please, Jim, reassure us that your response was a lampoon of the “humourless lefty” type.

    Francis

    May 15, 2016 at 6:46 pm

  6. Perhaps in the heat of it all, I’ve lost my sense of humour: these situations tend to do that to you …

    Jim Denham

    May 15, 2016 at 6:58 pm

  7. Time for Kosher sausages and halal bacon

    Dean

    May 15, 2016 at 7:34 pm

  8. One thing, however, that still makes me laugh, is the total himation of George Galloway: HA-Ha: hA,HA, HA ETC, …)

    Jim Denham

    May 15, 2016 at 9:29 pm

  9. Godwin’s law (or Godwin’s rule of Nazi analogies)[1][2] is an Internet adage asserting that “As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1″[2][3]—​​that is, if an online discussion (regardless of topic or scope) goes on long enough, sooner or later someone will compare someone or something to Hitler or Nazism.

    Promulgated by American attorney and author Mike Godwin in 1990,[2] Godwin’s law originally referred specifically to Usenet newsgroup discussions.[4] It is now applied to any threaded online discussion, such as Internet forums, chat rooms, and comment threads, as well as to speeches, articles, and other rhetoric[5][6] where reductio ad Hitlerum occurs.

    In 2012, “Godwin’s law” became an entry in the third edition of the Oxford English Dictionary.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin%27s_law

    Andrew Coates

    May 16, 2016 at 11:14 am

  10. Brilliant Saul.

    I don’t understand what the fuss about putting your clothes on was all about.

    Like yourself, and Alan Partridge, I am not naked beneath my clothing.

    “Yvonne Boyd: Really clothes are just things that cover up our mutual nakedness, I mean, underneath our clothes we’re, all of us, naked. Even you, Alan.

    Alan Partridge: No, I’m not.

    Nina Vanier: All we are saying is that underneath your clothes you are naked.

    Alan Partridge: No, I’m not. “

    Andrew Coates

    May 16, 2016 at 11:17 am

  11. I’m not going to do the research to find out, but I wonder whether Godwin’s law applies on sites like Stormfront?

    Francis

    May 16, 2016 at 11:20 am

  12. Yes, that’s a hard test of any law.

    Perhaps like the rate of profit to decline we should define it as “tendency” with different applications in different (mental as well as historical) ‘times’.

    Andrew Coates

    May 16, 2016 at 11:42 am

  13. Thankyou Andrew, I’d forgotten about that Partridge scene. That made me laugh a lot…

    I don’t think many people bought it but I can recommend Partidge’s ‘autobiography'(written by Coogan and a few of his regular collaborators) which is the funniest book I’ve ever read… “people described my previous autobiography as ‘bitter’, simply because the phrase ‘needless to say, I had the last laugh’ appeared 47 times”.

    To mr Denham: my post was satirical…and I’m not Jewish, no. Although I am historically ignorant.

    Saul Till

    May 16, 2016 at 4:49 pm

  14. That Partridge line could serve for many of us long-term leftists.

    Andrew Coates

    May 16, 2016 at 5:19 pm

  15. I’ve already apologised for my sense-of-humour-failure, Saul: what more do you want? Blood?

    Jim Denham

    May 16, 2016 at 6:03 pm


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