Leader of the European Conservatives and Reformists Syed Kamall speaks in Brussels on Friday, June 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
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BRUSSELS: A leading British Conservative in the European Parliament has come under a barrage of criticBRUSSELS: A leading British Conservative in the European Parliament has come under a barrage of criticism after he compared current-day socialist parties with Nazism.Socialists opposed Nazism and were among the very early victims of the extreme-right ideologies of Adolf Hitler.It's the second time this month that Conservatives in British Prime Minister Theresa May's party have gotten in hot water over a controversial historical analogy.British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt earlier compared the European Union to the Soviet Union. There was equal criticism across the EU of Hunt's comments, which caused particular offense in eastern EU nations that were under the control of Moscow for 40-plus years after World War II.
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