Sunday 1 September 2019

Rod Liddle today in the Sunday Times

We hear far far too much about Hitler - and very much more than thirty or forty years ago. And Hitler analogies teach us to learn from the mistakes of the past, in AJP Taylor's words, how to make new mistakes in the future.
'Tap “Boris Johnson” and “Hitler” together into Google and you will find 11,700,000 results. This will include the chap on Twitter who said he fully expected the prime minister to start building gas chambers in the UK very soon. One can only hope that if this is true, he gives the project to Chris Grayling, and we can all rest easy. It also includes more esteemed observers such as Prospect magazine, which likened the proroguing of parliament to the burning of the Reichstag. Some of those 11m results will include comments from Johnson himself, who once suggested Hitler would have approved of the EU. The admittedly controversial Austrian gets dragged into an awful lot of political debates these days.'

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