Johnson compares Putin to the ‘fat boy in Dickens’

Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson favored it Russian chief Vladimir Putin to the character of the “fats boy” in a Charles Dickens novel on Thursday, who stated he wished to “scare our flesh” together with his nuclear threats.

In a speech in Davos, Johnson stated Putin wished to painting the warfare in Ukraine as a “nuclear standoff between NATO and Russia.”

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“Nonsense. He isn’t going to make use of nuclear weapons. He is just like the fats boy in Dickens. He needs to scare our flesh,” Johnson continued.

“He needs us to consider it. He by no means will,” he added.

“Fats Boy” is a personality in Dickens’ first novel, The Pickwick Papers, who appears to take pleasure in startling a trembling outdated lady by telling her, “I need to scare your flesh.”

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Johnson argued that Putin would by no means use nuclear weapons as a result of “we put him in full financial cryoparalysis” and that utilizing nuclear weapons would make China and India do it flip in opposition to Moscow.

Johnson, who resigned in July following a sequence of scandals, was one in all Ukraine’s closest allies throughout his tenure.

He made the remarks about Putin whereas arguing that Western nations ought to cease specializing in the Kremlin chief and supply Ukraine with extra weapons so the nation can defend itself.

“You’ll win. We’ve to assist them win as quickly as doable,” Johnson stated.


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