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    Boris' father was also criticised for having already had a coronavirus jab while more vulnerable people wait, and applying for a French passport, despite the fact his son is largely responsible for Brexit.

    Stanley Johnson, father of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has been bashed online for comparing his son to Winston Churchill.

    During a recent appearance on breakfast TV show Good Morning Britain, Johnson Sr. said Boris' statesmanship amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is akin to Churchill's leadership during World War II.

    "Here he comes in, he has a good majority and bang bang, bang bang," he said regarding BoJo. "It reminds me a bit of Churchill in May 1940, within days you had the fall of France, you had Dunkirk, you had the battle of Britain and bang bang bang."

    ​Former UK Home Secretary Jacqui Smith, however, who was also a guest on the show, wasn't impressed by Boris' dad, particularly with his decision to apply for a French passport. She lamented how, due to his son, Britons without European passports will no longer be able to enjoy "free movement across Europe."

    And things didn't get any better for Stanley, as social media users took aim at the fact he's already had the coronavirus vaccine while more vulnerable people are still waiting. 

     

    ​Some also joked about which Churchill Stanley was talking about, apparently referring to a dog featured in certain insurance TV commercials.

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