'Oft-controversial Conservative MP Mark Francois has once again set Twitter aflame, this time with an off-the-cuff remark linking the EU with Nazi-era Germany by referring to the EC president as “Herr Juncker in the bunker.”
The prominent Brexiteer made the remark about Jean-Claude Juncker while appearing on BBC Newsnight on Thursday. “Why can’t the EU be exactly the same? The EU says that there’s absolutely nothing that will change,” host Kirsty Wark asked the Tory MP for Rayleigh and Wickford.
“Well, Herr Juncker in the bunker would say that, wouldn’t he,” Francois wryly responded.
The comment kicked off a maelstrom of reaction on social media as many took Francois’ bait and went into outrage mode. Labour MP David Lammy made the salient point that the European Commission president is from Luxembourg, while adding that it is a sign that the “hard right” have taken the reins of power in the UK.'
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