A Brexit Party MEP has drawn a comparison between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.
Writing on Twitter earlier today, Yorkshire and Humber MEP John Longworth commented on Merkel’s current Brexit stance by saying she had “mistaken Northern Ireland for the Sudetenland.”
Hitler decided to annex the Sudetenland from Czechoslovakia in 1938 – an act that precipitated the Second World War.
Somehow, Longworth sees Hitler’s racially-motivated military expansionism as equivalent to Merkel’s attempts to prevent conflict in Ireland. Indeed, in recent days Merkel has insisted that the EU will not accept a Brexit deal that creates a hard border between the North and the Republic, which many have warned could lead to violence between sectarian groups.
And that’s not all. It seems that the Brexit Party MEP has been on a Nazi-comparison bonanza today.
Just an hour before likening Merkel to Hitler, Longworth attempted to justify the fixation of Brexiteers with the Second World War by comparing anti-Brexit MPs to Nazi sympathisers.
He said: “Many MPs wanted a deal with a German led, expansionist European empire. Certainly what the CBI of the day wanted. Sound familiar?”
This comes after Leave.EU, a pro-Brexit campaign group linked to Nigel Farage, was forced to apologise for publishing a social media post about Angela Merkel with the words: “We didn’t win two world wars to be pushed around by a kraut.”
Someone needs to inform these rabid Brexiteers that we live in 2019, not 1919.