Johnson likens himself to the Hulk in Brexit fight
London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson likened himself to the comic book character The Incredible Hulk in a newspaper interview where he stressed his determination to take Britain out of the European Union on October 31.
The Mail on Sunday newspaper reported that Johnson said he would find a way to circumvent a recent parliament vote ordering him to delay Brexit rather than take Britain out of the EU without a transition deal. “The madder Hulk gets, the stronger Hulk gets,” Johnson was quoted as saying. “Hulk always escaped, no matter how tightly bound in he seemed to be — and that is the case for this country. We will come out on October 31.”
Britain’s parliament has repeatedly rejected the exit deal negotiated with the EU, and this month rejected leaving without a deal — angering many Britons who voted to leave the bloc more than three years ago. Johnson wants to harness that anger to win a majority in an early national election, but his efforts to call one have so far been thwarted by opposition parties. Likening himself to the comic book character the Incredible Hulk, British PM Boris Johnson said, ‘The madder Hulk gets, the stronger Hulk gets. Hulk always escaped, no matter how tightly bound in he seemed to be —and that is the case for this country. We will come out on October 31’ Former
UK PM David Cameron has slammed PM Boris Johnson and Indian-origin minister Priti Patel in his memoir ‘For The Record’. Cameron said some of his former colleagues shocked and betrayed him in their attacks on his government. He singled out Patel, who was the employment minister in his cabinet, for her attacks over his government’s immigration policies. “It was the behaviour of the employment minister, Patel, that shocked me most,” says Cameron in his book, which is serialised in ‘The Sunday Times’. “She used every announcement, interview and speech to hammer the government on immigration. I was stuck, though: unable to fire her, because that would make her a Brexit martyr,” he said. During the referendum campaign, Patel — currently home secretary and a prominent Brexiteer — called for a visa regime that did not favour the EU over migrants from non-EU countries like India. On Johnson, Cameron said the PM didn’t really believe in Brexit. “The conclusion I am left with is that he risked an outcome he didn’t believe in because it would help his political career.”