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Boris Johnson says ‘Kenyan’ Obama may have ‘ancestral dislike’ of UK

Friday, April 22, 2016 11:01
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Boris Johnson suggests ‘part-Kenyan’ Obama may have ‘ancestral dislike’ of UK | UK Politics | News | The Independent

Boris Johnson has criticised the US president Barack Obama and suggested his attitude to Britain might be based on his “part-Kenyan” heritage and “ancestral dislike of the British empire”.

Writing a column for The Sun newspaper the outgoing Mayor of London recounted a story about a bust of Winston Churchill purportedly being removed from White House.

“Some said it was a snub to Britain. Some said it was a symbol of the part-Kenyan President’s ancestral dislike of the British empire – of which Churchill had been such a fervent defender,” he wrote.

The White House said in 2012 that the story of the bust being moved was “100 per cent false” and that the bust remained in the White House, having been moved to the President’s private residence.

It was however later forced to clarify that the Churchill bust still located in the President’s residence was in fact a different bust, and that one had indeed been removed.

The Mayor said that the US would never dream of engaging in an arragement similar to the EU.

“It is deeply anti-democratic – and much as I admire the United States, and much as I respect the President, I believe he must admit that his country would not dream of embroiling itself in anything of the kind,” he said.

Conservative MP Nicholas Soames, who is the grandson of the late Sir Winston Churchill, was not impressed by the comment piece.

“Appalling article by Boris Johnson in [The] Sun, totally wrong on almost everything,” he said.

Labour’s shadow chancellor John McDonnell called on Mr Johnson to withdraw the comment.



Source: http://blogdogcicle.blogspot.com/2016/04/boris-johnson-says-kenyan-obama-may.html

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