EU 'acting like Hitler', says UK's Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson said the last two thousand years of European history had featured repeated efforts to bring the continent together under a single government, emulating the Roman empireFormer London mayor Boris Johnson claimed the European Union was behaving like Hitler by trying to create a superstate in an interview out Sunday which unleashed a wave of criticism. Johnson, the leading figure campaigning for Britain to leave the EU in a June 23 referendum, was attacked by opponents at home who called his remarks “offensive and desperate”, as well as from within Europe. In a Sunday Telegraph interview, Johnson said the last two thousand years of European history had featured repeated efforts to unite the continent under a single government, emulating the Roman empire.

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