EU commissioner: Jeremy Hunt is a pure nationalist with no clue about history

Vytenis Andriukaitis is angry — at British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

The European health commissioner challenged the Tory leadership hopeful to a debate about a statement Hunt made last year comparing the European Union and the Soviet Union.

“I am ready to debate with all guys around me: Salvini, Hunt, Trump,” he told POLITICO Friday. Hunt, he added, is a “pure conservative, nationalist and without post-colonial thinking.”

At the Conservative Party conference in October last year, Hunt infuriated many in Brussels by likening the EUs tactics in the Brexit negotiations to those used by the USSR.

“When Jeremy Hunt tells that story … of course, he is young, he has no clue, no understanding about what? About history,” said Andriukaitis.

Andriukaitis, a former Lithuanian health minister, was born in a Soviet gulag after his parents were deported to Siberia on Joseph Stalins orders. He was twice arrested for involvement in the anti-Soviet underground movement and was instrumental in establishing an independent Lithuania in 1990.

“I tell to Jeremy Hunt … if you know something about Soviet totalitarianism please ask me, I can Read More – Source

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