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Nazis, cash and tragedy: A day in the life of Brexit
Needled by German Social Democrat MEP Udo Bullmann's remark that "right-wing nationalism and extremists" are "undermining the European Union," Kamall -- a Tory MEP and leader of the European Conservatives and Reformists -- hit back.

"When you talk about right-wing extremists, we have to remember that Nazis were national socialists. It's a strain of socialism," he said.

Even Kamall appeared to have understood that he had crossed the Maginot Line, but before he could tweet out a "nothing personal" comment -- after all, what's less personal than comparing a German socialist to the Nazis? -- Bullmann pointed out that it was "an awful thing to say."

Leftist MEP Gabriele Zimmer, also German, questioned Kamall's grasp of 20th century European history. "Surely you're not so isolated on your island that you don't understand the history of Europe," she said. "You should not treat these terms lightly."

At the rate Brexiteers are antagonizing even supposedly sympathetic countries, like Sweden or the Eastern Europe countries, MEPs will be relieved to see the back of their British colleagues, come March 29.

by Bernard on Thu Oct 25th, 2018 at 10:11:07 PM EST

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