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Was Boris’s Ukraine/Brexit comparison a mistake?

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Over the weekend, Boris Johnson sparked a wave of criticism after he linked the Ukraine crisis to Brexit. During his speech at the Conservative Party’s Spring Conference, the PM suggested that Ukraine’s decision to ‘choose freedom’ was reminiscent of Brexit.

‘I think it was up there with the Jimmy Saville joke which he made about Keir Stamer in things which should not have been said.’ – Fraser Nelson.

Also on the podcast, will Rishi Sunak be forced to u-turn on his commitment to low taxes? In the week of the Chancellor’s Spring Statement, Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine means that the goalposts have moved. 

All to be discussed as Isabel Hardman is joined by Katy Balls, James Forsyth and Fraser Nelson.


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