Boris Johnson may not be a fascist, but he’s certainly started talking like one
The prime minister is refusing to stop using terms like ‘surrender’ and ‘traitor’. But his embrace of military metaphor isn’t normal – it belongs to the politics of the far right
” Tempers on both sides have become inflamed,” Boris Johnson declared on Sunday while refusing to apologise for dismissing MPs’ concerns about far-right violence”. Only a few days before, his advisor Dominic Cummings used the same logic to answer a question about whether he believed MPs were liable for the abuse received. “People on all sides have said things that veered between unwise and very unpleasant, and sometimes criminal,” he said.