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Which Boris Johnson do we believe?


THERE was an article in the Daily Mail yesterday titled ‘Boris Johnson blasts Nigel Farage for “morally repugnant” claims on Ukraine and says he’s “parroting Putin’s lies”: Former PM slams Reform leader’s “nauseating drivel”.’ 

In thearticle Johnson ‘lashed out at the Reform UK leader after he doubled down on his comments that the West was to blame for provoking Russia’s invasion of Ukraine’ due to Nato and EU expansionism ever closer to Russia’s borders.

Johnson branded Farage’s comments ‘nauseating ahistorical drivel and more Kremlin propaganda’ and went on: ‘Nobody can fairly accuse me of being an appeaser. I have never sought to justify Putin’s invasion in any way and I’m not now. . . There is only one person responsible for Russian aggression against Ukraine – both in 2014 and 2022 – and that is Putin. To try to spread the blame is morally repugnant and parroting Putin’s lies.’

Now, here’s the front page of the ‘i’ newspaper from Tuesday May 10, 2016.

It reported how a certain Boris Johnson, who looks remarkably similar to our former Prime Minister, blamed EU expansionism for the fighting in Ukraine. At the time, Mr Johnson was accused of being a ‘Putin apologist’. This is precisely the same accusation the same Mr Johnson is now making against Nigel Farage.

Farage has not been slow to pick up on Johnson’s humbug. He said: ‘Boris, you are a liar and a hypocrite. I am glad you are no longer prime minister of this country.’

You can read more here. You can also see Mr Farage laying into Boris Johnson on this very point at his speech in Maidstone today.

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