During the two terms of Barack Obama’s presidency in the United States of America, conservative journalists and politicians in the United Kingdom often claimed that the former Illinois senator was instinctively “anti-British” because he failed to show due respect and deference to the UK. In April 2016 the then Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, rehashed a discredited claim in The Sun newspaper alleging that a supposed decision by the president in 2008 to remove a bust of Winston Churchill from the Oval Office symbolised his deep-seated antipathy to Britain. Antipathy born out of Obama’s presumably “toxic” ancestry among the colonised peoples of the historical British Empire.
Some said it was a snub to Britain. Some said it was a symbol of the part-Kenyan president’s ancestral dislike of the British Empire – of which Churchill had been such a fervent defender.
Nigel Farage, the leader of the far-right UKIP grouping and the
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