London Mayor Slams "Part-Kenyan" Obama's "Hypocritical" Brexit Diatribe

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If Obama was seeking to infuriate even more people, or to push the odds of Brexit even higher with the Op-Ed he posted yesterday ahead of his London visit, he may have succeeded. Responding to President Obama's "Just Say No" to Brexit Op-Ed, the Mayor of London - Tory big-hitter Boris Johnson - bites back at the "part-Kenyan's ancestral dislike of the British Empire", exclaiming that America would never surrender so much power to Brussels.

Nigel Farage also had some comments...

Conjuring Churchillian patriotism, the controversial comments from the outspoken Brit conclude, the benefits of Brexit mean "we can thrive as never before – and therefore be even better and more valuable allies of the United States."

Via The Sun:

Something mysterious happened when Barack Obama entered the Oval Office in 2009.


Something vanished from that room, and no one could quite explain why.


It was a bust of Winston Churchill – the great British war time leader. It was a fine goggle-eyed object, done by the brilliant sculptor Jacob Epstein, and it had sat there for almost ten years.


But on day one of the Obama administration it was returned, without ceremony, to the British embassy in Washington.


No one was sure whether the President had himself been involved in the decision.


Some said it was a snub to Britain. Some said it was a symbol of the part-Kenyan President’s ancestral dislike of the British empire – of which Churchill had been such a fervent defender.


Some said that perhaps Churchill was seen as less important than he once was. Perhaps his ideas were old-fashioned and out of date.


Well, if that’s why Churchill was banished from the Oval Office, they could not have been more wrong.


What was he fighting for, in the Second World War? Why did he work so hard for the American entry into the war?


Yes, he was fighting for British survival; but he was also fighting against the dictatorships for democracy in Europe – for the right of the people to choose who makes their laws, and to kick them out at elections.


At the very heart of Winston Churchill’s political beliefs was what he saw as the supreme right of every voter, with his or her little pencil, to decide who governs the country.


And today it is a tragedy that the European Union – that body long ago established with the high and noble motive of making another war impossible – is itself beginning to stifle democracy, in this country and around Europe.


If you include both primary and secondary legislation, the EU now generates 60 per cent of all the laws that pass through Westminster.


We are are giving £20bn a year, or £350m a week, to Brussels – about half of which is spent by EU bureaucrats in this country, and half we never see again.


We have lost control of our borders to Brussels; we have lost control of our trade policy; and with every year that passes we see the EU take control of more and more areas of public policy.


The European Court of Justice in Luxembourg is now taking decisions about human rights of all kinds. In their desperation to prop up the euro, the other EU countries are planning a further lunge towards a political and fiscal union.


If we are stay in this system, we will find ourselves hauled inch by inch towards a federal superstate – with no proper accountability to the people.


Can you name your Euro-MP? Can you say what they are doing in Strasbourg?


It is a measure of the fatuity of that Euro-parliament that some of the bravest Euro-MPs, such as Sayeed Kamal and Daniel Hannan, are campaigning for Britain to leave.


This project is a million miles away from the Common Market that we signed up for in 1973.


It is deeply anti-democratic – and much as I admire the United States, and much as I respect the President, I believe he must admit that his country would not dream of embroiling itself in anything of the kind.


The US guards its democracy with more hysterical jealousy than any other country on earth.


It is not just that the Americans refuse to recognise the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court, or that they have refused to sign up to the International Convention on the Law of the Sea.


America is the only country in the world that has so far failed to sign up to the UN convention on the rights of the child, or the UN convention on the emancipation of women.


For the United States to tell us in the UK that we must surrender control of so much of our democracy – it is a breathtaking example of the principle of do-as-I-say-but-not-as-I-do.


It is incoherent. It is inconsistent, and yes it is downright hypocritical. The Americans would never contemplate anything like the EU, for themselves or for their neighbours in their own hemisphere. Why should they think it right for us?


There are those who think that Britain has more “influence” within the EU than outside, and that therefore we can be of more value to Washington.


That is nonsense. The UK has been outvoted 40 times in Brussels in the last 5 years, and the total bill for those defeats – in extra costs for UK government and business – is put at £2.4 bn a year.


How can we have “influence” in the Brussels commission, when only 3.6 per cent of Commission officials come from this country?


Can you imagine the Americans entrusting their trade negotiations to a body that comprised only 3.6% Americans? The idea is laughable.


The truth is that the UK would GAIN influence outside. We would be able to speak up again in international bodies, rather than having our views represented – half-heartedly and imperfectly – by the EU.


Then there are those who say that we would be somehow more “influential” in Washington, because of our membership of the EU.


Really? We have been in the EU for 43 years, and we haven’t even been able to do a free trade deal with the US.


And then there are the defeatists who say that yes, the EU is anti-democratic, but that we are too small and frail to survive on our own.


I really don’t know what country they are talking about. The Britain I see is the fifth biggest economy on earth, a world leader in all kinds of 21 century sectors, with a capital city that is in many ways the capital of the world.


I think it is time to channel the spirit of the early Obama, and believe in Britain again.

  • Can we take back control of our borders and our money and our system of government? Yes we can.
  • Can we stand on our own two feet? Yes we can.
  • Can we build a new and prosperous relationship with the rest of the EU, based on free trade and intergovernmental cooperation? Yes we can.
  • Can we speak up for the hundreds of millions around the continent who also feel estranged from the Brussels project?
  • Can we once again be the champions of democracy? Yes we can.

And by doing all those we can thrive as never before – and therefore be even better and more valuable allies of the United States.

The establishment and its politcally-correct policers have come out swinging...

Johnson has come under fire for the comment on Kenya, with Labour Party politician Yvette Cooper saying, "As ever, it’s more bad judgment from Boris Johnson. Is this really how a man who wants to be prime minister should be talking about the president of the United States?"


Churchill’s grandson, Nicholas Soames, a Conservative Party politician who backs the campaign to stay in the EU, called Johnson’s article “appalling” on Twitter, saying it was "inconceivable" that Churchill would not have welcomed Obama's views.

We find that latter point very questionable, and wonder just how long Mr.Soames had to look in the mirror before he convinced himself to throw his grandfather into the "relinquish your sovereignty" pool.

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Looney's picture

Let’s invade Kenya!   ;-)


BaBaBouy's picture

Viva La Colonialism, Beachez...

Supernova Born's picture

"You won't like what you find, Taylor."

-Dr. Zaius

thesonandheir's picture

Back in the day Obama would have been a good servant to Boris.

Supernova Born's picture

Boris Johnson reminds me of Rudy Giuliani's (at his swearing-in) mischievous son grown-up and made good.

Four chan's picture

either you are attacking glorious white european history and all its achievements or you aren't. forced multiculturalism and diversity through the lie of egalitarianism is obviously the tactic of those who want to see civilization and its norms destroyed in favor of the violent and dirty lifestyle of cave people.  

Dutti's picture

Smart people will side with Boris Johnson, a great guy.

Unfortunately, Obama will likely win more votes for No-Brexit, because the population in general is not too smart. Most people in GB will emotionally like the fact that Obama came over to their country to congratulate the 90 year old queen in person. Such a Gentleman – how could he be wrong?

LawsofPhysics's picture

"vote"... LOL!

Aren't you special.

cheka's picture

the kenyan trying to piss in the tall weeds with the big dogs


Taylor's picture
Taylor (not verified) cheka Apr 22, 2016 1:15 PM

Obama will not finish his second term! This will scare millions!

BKbroiler's picture

Jesus, this gets annoying, always missappropriating quotes for clickbait.

It wasn't the mayor that said "part Kenyan"

It was The Sun, who put their own 2 journalistic cents in before stating the mayors words.

There's quite a difference in the integrity of the mayor of london and some hack writing at some rag.

Tighten up, Durden.

Tarzan's picture

Trumps London Twin...

These guys are stirring up a hornets nest on both sides of the Atlantic, too damn funny.

The Fangs will come out, watch

The Alarmist's picture

1) Anyone who worries about UK (English?) sovereignty need only to read the Statutory Instrument and HMRC guidance implementing the UK's response to the US FATCA.  Even if they attain independence from the EU, the UK will continue to be a vassal state of the US.

2) Brexit has a very slim chance of passing ... the current government elites hold the upper hand, like they did with the Scottish Referendum.

3) In my humble opinion, the English should stop thinking of themselves as British, hoist the good old Cross of St. George up the mast, and do an "Exit" leaving the Scots, NI, and Wales in the EU, and set themselves up to be the Singapore of Europe.

4) If the US and Obama are telling the UK to remain in Europe, one must naturally wonder why such a recommendation would actually be good advice to follow.

fleur de lis's picture

the idea of the EU was high and noble? Is everybody at The Sun high but not so noble? They must be complete morons.

The EU was never hatched for benevolent reasons. Its purpose was to eliminate European cultural identity and national borders, to make it that much easier for the NWO to control the populace/slaves. remember that the Warburgs were in on it from the start because the recognized the NWO value.

MarsInScorpio's picture

Sent this morning to  Chuka Umanna, MP - Labor critic of Boris Johnson for his column's reference to Obama. BTW, when you read the phrase in the column, it is obvious that the Laborites have less personal integrity than a Times Square sex worker in admitting they are whores . . .


To Umanna:

Mask slips again. Umunna’s Black Racist Apologetics attacking Johnson’s absolutely true characterization of Obama being “part-Kenyan,” and relating it to Obama’s imaginary relationship with his deadbeat, deserter dad – indisputably documented in everything Obama ever wrote for mass consumption about his hate-speech spewing Anglophobe father - is yet another example of cognitive dissidence fueled by Black Racism from psychotic-sociopathic Laborites. Although medical experts recognize Umanna’s organic mental illness makes him incapable of telling the truth, regardless, he should withdraw it . . . if he were capable of discerning truth from his Black Racist Apologetic hate-speech.


fleur de lis's picture

Chuka Umanna is a fake Brit. Just because he has MP after his obviously unBritish name and he gets to talk rubbish in Parliament does not mean that he really represents the British people. He probably does not even know the rudiments of Britiish history except what he learns from NWO agents and the TV. He probably doesn't even like Britain, and thinks everybody owes him.

wise_owl_says...'s picture

FC How do you know lifestyle of caveman? Because you hear a fairytale from some smithsonian historian that mandates it so. Prince harry's trip to antarctica was no mistake. When royal family and friends bunker in at massive most southern complex during WWIII, do you not think that royal bloodline might emerge (after waiting for fallout decay), just a bit dirty and caveman like? They certainly will not emerge as savages. They will emerge with all protected knowledge they have accumulated and ready to rule this roost again only having to train leftover mutated savages on surface to be lemmings once again.

NoDebt's picture

I gotta tell ya, I love it when anyone who ISN'T the United States MSM comments on Obama.  All that fucked up bullshit double-speak lying he gets away with in the US because the media lets him.... it just doesn't fly in other countries.  He's completely full of shit from top to bottom and the rest of the world is a lot less afraid to call a spade a spade than our own media.

knukles's picture

Y'all gettin the picture that the rest if the world hates America?  Our foreign policies, military adventurism, colonization, imperialistic tendencies, sanctimonious hypocrisy and idiot leadership?


PS So quesiton.  What is it happening today that some folks are running what appears to be a DDoS attack on ZH? 

Supernova Born's picture

Brexit threads hit a nerve with globalists and their minions.

Brexit is anathema to globalists and their agenda.

NotApplicable's picture

My guess is that divide and conquer absolutely requires shit to be thrown in all directions, especially once the doctrine of Hegelism is factored in.

Remember, it's never the action, but the reaction that matters, with the action in this case being Brexit.

For the globalists, the EU is merely a means to an end. It is NOT the end itself. They're just laying some eggs to be broken in order to create their New World Omelette. Same as with any other collective that isn't a fully global abstraction.

Ghordius's picture

leads me to a question: if we are lucky and we see a split bewteen the UK and the rest-of-EU (aka the Continent)...

... which of the two is more "globalist"? which one less? here you see the problem with badly defined words in all it's splendor

wise_owl_says...'s picture

if you are hated, maybe something is being done right.  throwing out multinational corporations starting with fed reserve / irs (british royal families THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA CORP.  , incorporated in puerto rico non the less) would be a good start. isolation thereafter would sure light a fire under a lot of peoples arses. no more free shit. also very good. btw, i have worked hard and honestly all my life and never have partaken in any .gov hand out (even when i was in dire straights). i always relied on number one! i am going to feel guilty accepting a social security check that i have always paid in max. for now, as long as brain, bone and muscle allow, i am getting along just fine without .gov - masters of ponzi schemes, slight of hand, and dirty tricks. Warlocks, not magicians.

Miles Ahead's picture

if you are hated, maybe something is being done right.

Yeah.  Offending the sensibilities of decent humans.

BTW, wonderful life story.  Teary... really.  And "Warlocks" obviously rank higher with you than other creatures (and words) in the English language.

Try using caps when appropriate.  We're not teenagers here.

cheka's picture

do you really care about caps?

wise_owl_says...'s picture

good, you understood every word i wrote. guess caps are not needed. point is made without essay written. it a friggin blog that most people dont even pay attention to. as far as adults on this site, dont make me laugh. everyone tries to be witty with extreme sarcasm trying to provoke some laugh response (that is teenage behavior). world right now is not a laughing matter. it is very serious. i think about future of my children everyday and future we are creating for them. this is a great struggle and fight that never ends. since you are all into proper spelling and capitalization. why do you pay tax to THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA CORPORATION instead of The United States of America? work that out in your adult brain. btw, this gorgeous bird that you associate with a warlock (not even close) is my owner. biggest asshole bird i have lived with and i absolutely love him. no questions, claws and beak force respect when he doesnt want to be bothered by me. great horned 'bujo' imprinted on my daughter. she can pull its feathers out and it won't so much as blink at her. i am lucky to scratch its head for more than ten seconds. love it when it lets me. sure lets me feed, water and clean up its mess though.

gatorengineer's picture

No Debt you are very out of touch on this one, as a regular reader of the British Mainstream Papers they worship Obama in the UK media.  Far more so than even here.  The only vaguely objective coverage I have ever seen of Obama is in the Russian and ocassionally the Israeli media....  

Whelk's picture

I am British. Most see Obama for what he is; a token wog in the whitehouse, used to garner the ethnic and liberal/young votes for the democrats. A sign of Americas' decline as the world's leading power.

NumNutt's picture

Someone should remind the Kenyan that in eight months he is going to be as useful as a worn out pair of old shoes.

ClydeCrashcup's picture

He'll be more like a soiled overflowing diaper, and that is ALL he ever has been.

Tarzan's picture

I'm not so sure, Who knows,

Wall Street's house of cards could fall before the election, Our faith and credit Dollar dumped by the world, suddenly the US could be naked before the world as a bankrupt failed society, all the west's "wealth" vanishes... a NWO

Obama may appoint himself executor, to over see our passing, this could get messy...

wise_owl_says...'s picture

all communist liberals will tell you they are victims (of very system they are vying for). he is  simply playing "i was a reluctant kenyan tool" victim card.

Grimaldus's picture

Winston Churchill would have punched Obirdbrain square in the mouth--hard.





NoDebt's picture

Those duties are currently being handled by Vladimir Putin, but your point is well taken.

NuYawkFrankie's picture

...assuming the drunken bum* wasn't passed-out intoxicated

(*FDR's description of Churchill)

Volkodav's picture

double post





Volkodav's picture

Churchill the War Criminal was better at punch the bottle

totally owned and followed orders to provoke war on germony... 

                   responsible for greatest destruction and genocide




Lore's picture

Precisely. The London Mayor is only half-awake.  Authorized narratives need to be crushed on both sides of the pond. 

Speaking of Big Lies, "Happy Earth Day": China signs Paris Agreement on climate change

"...a strong push to the international efforts against [environmental Al Qaeda]." 

Miles Ahead's picture

Naw.  He was too obese.

Plus he preferred death rather than assault.  Mass death.  Usually after midnight.

Fuck Churchill.  And his successors.

TradingIsLifeBrah's picture
TradingIsLifeBrah (not verified) Apr 22, 2016 11:48 AM

"Part Kenyan"?  Sounds like the London Mayor is Part-Racist >:|

OldTrooper's picture

Kenyan is a nationality, not a race.  Regardless, I think the Mayor underestimates the president's willingness to surrender our soverignty.

knukles's picture

He left out part-Muslim with a tranny wife, false birth certificate and inexplicable scars behind his ears up the sides of his head.

wise_owl_says...'s picture

you mean inexplicable, right of passage, skull and bone society (kenyan version of course) scars?

ThrownOffZHTwice's picture
ThrownOffZHTwice (not verified) TradingIsLifeBrah Apr 22, 2016 3:46 PM

Why is saying somebody is part-Kenyan racist?  Sound like you are the racist, implying there is something negative about being from Kenya.   It's okay, don't worry about it, most liberal-progressives are actually fascists.

ThrownOffZHTwice's picture
ThrownOffZHTwice (not verified) TradingIsLifeBrah Apr 22, 2016 3:46 PM

Why is saying somebody is part-Kenyan racist?  Sound like you are the racist, implying there is something negative about being from Kenya.   It's okay, don't worry about it, most liberal-progressives are actually fascists.

BurningFuld's picture

Did Boris ever think for a moment that Obama intended the opposite with his speech? Sure gave him a good platform.

NotApplicable's picture

Exactly what I said upthread in relation to Hegel. This is all about destruction of known abstractions in order to usher in new ones amidst the ensuing chaos.

NOTHING these people do is accidental. It is all very, very orchestrated.

KuriousKat's picture

Something mysterious happened when Barack Obama entered the Oval Office in 2009.


Something vanished from that room, and no one could quite explain why.


Don't we know and it wasn't just The Bust


It was his soul as well