Yesterday Boris Johnson agreed with Labour MP Ian Austin that Vladimir Putin will use the World Cup like Hitler used the 1936 Olympics. We’re used to Labour and the Tories agreeing now but this is something that he should have thought about first.
Whatever the truth of the Salisbury incident to link Putin to Hitler is a definite faux pas. The Second World War resulted in at least 20 million Russian deaths fighting Hitler. This compares to under 500,000 each for the UK and USA. To link Russia to Hitler is an insult to the sacrifice that Russia made to overthrow him.