UK lawmaker causes uproar in EU Parliament for Nazi comments

BRUSSELS (AP) — A leading British Conservative in the European Parliament has apologized after he told the legislature that Nazism was a “left-wing ideology.”

Addressing socialist lawmakers in a debate Wednesday, Syed Kamall said “you have to remember that Nazis were National Socialists, a strain of socialism, so let’s not pretend — it’s a leftwing ideology.”

The remarks caused an immediate uproar and Kamall added that “you don’t like the truth, do you?”

Kamall later said he “apologised directly & unreservedly” to the leader of the socialist group. He tweeted that it was not a comment aimed at anyone and “I have upmost respect for anyone who stood up & fought against Nazism, Communism & any other kinds of extremism.”

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