Hardcore Brexiteer Mark Francois has sparked uproar on social media after referring to outgoing European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker as "Herr Juncker in the Bunker."
He made his fiery comments on BBC Newsnight 25th July, when he was questioned by host Kirsty Wark on Juncker making clear to Prime Minister Boris Johnson the EU wouldn’t renegotiate the Brexit deal secured by his predecessor Theresa May.
The clip was posted on Newsnight’s official Twitter account but has since been deleted.
— Leave.EU (@LeaveEUOfficial) July 26, 2019
However, many users took to the social network to condemn his comments, with some suggesting Francois was attempting to compare Juncker with Adolf Hitler.
— StrongerStabler (@StrongerStabler) July 26, 2019
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Conversely, others sought to defend Francois, suggesting his detractors were hysterical remainers.
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— Peter Jeffries THE BREXIT PARTY (@BILDERBERG_GP) July 26, 2019
— Charles Hancock (@charles_hancock) July 26, 2019