British FM likens EU to Soviet Union

British Foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt has likened the European Union to the Soviet Union amid London’s struggle to exit the bloc.

Hunt called on Brussels during a Conservative conference Sunday not to “turn the EU club into a prison.”

He further censured EU leaders for turning their backs on the “confidence and ideals of the European dream.”

“What happened to the confidence and ideals of the European dream?” he asked. “The EU was set up to protect freedom. It was the Soviet Union that stopped people leaving.”

The European Union has said that parts of British Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan to exit the EU are unacceptable as many Conservative lawmakers are threatening to vote down a deal based on it.

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