‘Part-Kenyan’ Obama dislikes Britain for its colonial past, say Boris & Farage

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, U.S. President Barack Obama and UKIP party leader Nigel Farage © Reuters
London Mayor Boris Johnson and UKIP leader Nigel Farage have been branded “racist” after alleging “part-Kenyan” Barack Obama dislikes Britain because of its history as a colonial power in Africa.

Johnson was likened to a right-wing Tea Party politician after his attack on Obama’s Brexit intervention seemed to get out of hand.

Writing in tabloid The Sun on the first day of Obama’s three-day visit to Britain, Johnson suggested the US president had an “ancestral dislike” of the British Empire because his father was from Kenya.

Kenya was formerly a British colony which achieved independence in 1963 after a bloody uprising.

Nigel Farage MEP backed Johnson’s comments on Friday, telling the BBC he thought Obama holds “a grudge” against Britain because of his family’s history.

Johnson, who is a leading light in the right-wing Eurosceptic “Leave” campaign in the upcoming EU referendum, made the comments in an article attacking the US president for intervening in the debate.

Obama wants the UK to stay in the EU, but critics said the US president did not have Britain’s best interests at heart.

Johnson began his article by lamenting the fact that a famous bust of WWII Prime Minister Winston Churchill had disappeared from the Oval Office after Obama entered the White House.

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.”

Farage was quick to jump on the Obama-bashing bandwagon.

I think Obama, because of his grandfather and Kenya and colonization, I think Obama bears a bit of a grudge against this country,” he told BBC Radio 4.

Speaking to the Guardian, the UKIP leader said: “It’s just that you know people emerge from colonialism with different views of the British.

Some thought that they were benign and really rather good, and others saw them as foreign invaders that kept people suppressed. Obama’s family come from that second school of thought and it hasn’t quite left him yet.”

Labour Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell swiftly attacked Johnson for his comments.

Mask slips again. Boris part-Kenyan Obama comment is yet another example of dog whistle racism from senior Tories. He should withdraw it,” McDonnell tweeted.

Kenya endured a brutal conflict in the 1950s known as the Mau Mau Uprising, when a group of Kikuyu Kenyans sought to expel the British.

Some 12,000 Mau Mau rebels were killed during the uprising. Britain stands accused of perpetrating war crimes in the conflict, which dragged on for eight years and is believed to have contributed to Kenya’s eventual independence.

 

Comments:

Anthony Cavanagh 13 minutes ago
With friends like Obama who needs enemies?
Mickey Dee 45 minutes ago

The ‘yes we can’t’ president just says and does what US corporations tell him to. He does not have a single shred of moral fibre and is a TTIP pawn.

Does he actually know where GITMO is?

Blossom Hill
The Yanks are forcing countries into secret trade deals to suit their corporations and themselves that will lower ours and more…
It’s not America, it’s the elites who have no nationality or loyalty to any country. The Brit elites and the American elites have more in common with the Chinese elites than they do you or me.
David Gerard Turco 7 hours ago

Ummm Barry’s mother, hence Barry himself is descended from the English who came over to Plymouth Mass in 1629 (Thomas Blossom.) However, his mother was psychologically and emotionally a black marxist so yes he hates the Brits and everything they stand for not because of his so called father.

Have Boris Johnson and Boris Becker ever been seen together? talk about separated at birth!

Vince Cushite 8 hours ago
Churchill and the British Empire may have been great to you, but the reality is that that he and the empire were thieves, bandits and parasites. They murdered, raped and stole lands and resources all over the planet. So get your history straight. Why would any normal people think highly of invasion and occupation? No one should look at them as heroes unless you’re British.
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One Response to “‘Part-Kenyan’ Obama dislikes Britain for its colonial past, say Boris & Farage”

  1. Baz says:

    Some of us believe he should look a lot closer to home (present home, i.e. not Kenya/Hawaii – lol). Indeed he needs to get his own adopted house in order.

    He we have Scott Di Carlo, the cop who stopped the van that had the Israelis in it on 9/11 which was heading toward the George Washington Bridge,

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-B2J7tp8eg

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