Boris Johnson has been labeled Trumpian and infantile by a senior European Union figure after the United Kingdoms prime minister compared Britain leaving the EU to Hulk smashing out of his chains. Ahead of his meeting on Monday with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, the UK prime minister told the Mail on Sunday newspaper that the country would break out of the manacles of the EU under his leadership, adding that the madder Hulk gets, the stronger Hulk gets.
Johnson has insisted that he will take the UK out of the EU by the end of October, with or without a withdrawal deal, despite members of Parliament passing a law which could compel him to seek a third delay to Brexit. Read more: Boris Johnson could soon be forced to resign as prime minister and make way for Jeremy Corbyn Johnsons comparison was described by one senior EU figure as infantile.
Even to Trumpian standards the Hulk comparison is infantile, the European Parliaments chief Brexit coordinator Guy Verhofstadt tweeted. Is the EU supposed to be scared by this? The British public impressed? Is this Boris Johnson whistling in the dark? Another EU source accused Johnson of ignoring the real crisis Britain faces.
It all makes it look like its a bit of a joke, the source told the Guardian. We are talking about something extremely serious. The consequences of no deal will be extremely serious and it looks like this is being treated as a game in which you are the hero sort of story rather than [dealing] with real lives.
Johnsons comments also drew the ire of Mark Ruffalo, who plays Hulk in the Avengers films. Boris Johnson forgets that the Hulk only fights for the good of the whole, Ruffalo tweeted alongside an image of the Mail on Sunday front page. Mad and strong can also be dense and destructive.
The Hulk works best when he is in unison with a team, and is a disaster when he is alone. Plus...hes always got Dr. Banner with science and reason. Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay also attracted ridicule for remarks comparing Johnsons handling of Brexit to the Hulk. He said on Sunday that the fictional superhero was a winner and extremely popular.
Johnson asks Juncker to meet him in the middle Jean-Claude Juncker Reuters Johnson will on Monday ask Juncker to meet him halfway on Brexit, according to the Sun Newspaper. A UK government source told the newspaper that Johnson will ask the European Commission President to give ground on their opposition to removing the controversial Northern Ireland backstop from the withdrawal agreement.
. Johnson has insisted that he will oppose any deal containing the backstop, which if triggered would to keep the.....