LABOUR’S Lisa Nandy was on the centre of a “woke” row final night time after attacking Boris Johnson for defending Sir Winston Churchill.
The Shadow International Secretary in contrast racist protests in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017 to the PM criticising left-wing hooligans who defaced a statue of Britain’s wartime hero.
Final yr left-wing protestors defaced the well-known statue of Sir Winston close to Parliament Sq. sparking fury from the PM[/caption]
She accused him making an attempt to begin a “tradition battle” like Donald Trump who stirred up the 2017 race riot.
Ms Nandy stated: “Two years later we had the prime minister right here making an attempt to begin a tradition battle over a statue of Churchill”.
In an interview with the Guardian newspaper, Ms Nandy additionally accused the PM of attacking trans rights within the “identical sample of behaviour”.
However final night time Mr Johnson hit again that its all the time proper “to stay up to your historical past, your traditions and your values.”
Boris Johnson loves Churchill a lot he even wrote a e-book about him[/caption]
Labour boss Sir Keir Starmer is underneath strain to distance himself from his key frontbench ally’s incendiary feedback.
A senior Tory supply hit out: “Labour might imagine it’s flawed to face as much as mobs attacking a statue of our nice wartime chief, however we don’t.”
The added: “The Conservatives will all the time arise for our tradition, historical past and traditions.”
And later Mr Johnson stated: “There’s nothing flawed with being woke.”
However he added: “I put myself within the class of people that imagine that it’s necessary to stay up to your historical past, your traditions and your values, the belongings you imagine in.”
Within the midst of the row, Mr Johnson declined to touch upon whether or not he believed new President Joe Biden was “woke.”
He instructed Sky Information: “What I do know is that he’s a agency believer within the transatlantic alliance and that’s a terrific factor.
“And a believer in quite a lot of the issues that we wish to obtain collectively.”
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