When Rishi Sunak became the first Indian-origin Prime Minister of the United Kindom, people pointed out the fact that the country that once ruled India is now led by a person who has his roots in India.
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After occupying the highest seat in the UK, Sunak recently made a visit to war-torn Ukraine and assured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Britain’s support in these tough times.
Taking to social media, Sunak posted a video of his visit and meeting with Zelenskyy. Captioning the video, Sunak wrote, “Britain knows what it means to fight for freedom. We are with you all the way.”
Britain knows what it means to fight for freedom.
We are with you all the way @ZelenskyyUa 🇺🇦🇬🇧
Британія знає, що означає боротися за свободу.
— Rishi Sunak (@RishiSunak) November 19, 2022
As soon as he posted this, people online went berserk. They immediately started turning the pages of their history books to look for the time when Britain was taken over by another country and it fought for freedom.
And since all their efforts went down the drain, people roasted UK’s PM for his statement that they thought was pretty ironic.
When did Britain have to fight for freedom?
— SHEIKH 👑 (@SheikhMCI) November 19, 2022
Good what the British PM is doing, but could not understand how Britain knows what it means to fight for freedom? Did Britain ever fight for freedom? Wasn’t it half the world fighting for freedom from Britain?
— Vikram Mayya (@vikrammayya) November 19, 2022
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— Sagar (@sagarcasm) November 21, 2022
Sorry but how does Britain know ‘what it means to fight for freedom’?
Because so many of us fought for freedom from Britain? 😀 https://t.co/2CwaHVqXzy
— vir sanghvi (@virsanghvi) November 20, 2022
Britain? Freedom? When did that happen ? https://t.co/7khzZ3lBeZ
— Shafaat Ali (@iamshafaatali) November 20, 2022
hehe ….. yeah, it does. After all, Britain has seen dozens of countries fight for their freedoms from it. https://t.co/ea2i5rnlp5
— ϽΓΣⱤẛ∁ ЯIƧIПG ƧΣΛƧ (@CholericCleric) November 21, 2022
Irony died a quick death here. https://t.co/eDhnowIWug
— Dev Varman🔆 (@MasterChiief117) November 20, 2022
How come your hands didn't shake while writing first line🤬 https://t.co/ITgA96viU6
— Doga Bhai (@doga_bhai) November 20, 2022
Britain fought Seven Years War, Napoleonic Wars & Two World War in last 250 years.
None they fought for freedom but for their Empire & Imperial interest.
“I've not become the King's 1st Minister in order to preside over the liquidation of the British Empire" .. Churchill; 1942. https://t.co/W1IJ5yFdZE
— Abhishek Das 🇮🇳 (@abhish_31) November 20, 2022
Britain is the the reason most countries fought for freedom. https://t.co/JeHTtdjhL6
— Nicholas Mwangangi (@Sankarasson) November 20, 2022
They would know. So many people Britain enslaved fought for their freedom from the Crown! https://t.co/vvJoMQFu4M
— Tushar (@TusharG) November 20, 2022
Many reminded him of British Colonization in India and said that’s what’s called fighting for freedom.
Lol whole world fought with Englistan to get freedom from them .. what are u talking about rishi? Ask ur forefathers who paid Lagan to britishers for freedom https://t.co/5IaVIEjiZR
— Javeria Shah (@dejavusenorita) November 21, 2022
many nations fought "against" British colonialism for freedom, so yes, Britain knows what it means to fight for freedom https://t.co/c5EBRAKyRV
— وڑائچ (@ahmad_sarwar_) November 21, 2022
Huh??? Correction required?? Britain knows what it means to face a fight for freedom from former colonies and having to give up and give them independence!! Surely Indian origin & wifey connection should have given him better perspective! @RishiSunak https://t.co/K1EUq8JwzB
— Sucheta Dalal (@suchetadalal) November 20, 2022
Someone tried to justify his statement.
World War II 🤷🏻♀️ against a nationalistic regime that was trying to expand its territories across Europe. We were bombed in our homes, our cities were destroyed, and we feared a land invasion. Our armed forces fought against this.
— sje (@sjeuk) November 19, 2022
Any historian here to back what Sunak here said? Because people online are convinced that the only way Britain knows what it means to fight for freedom is when other countries fought for their freedom from Britain.