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In an interview with the Sunday Telegraph, the Brexit campaigner said previous leaders such as Hitler and Napoleon attempted a similar goal, albeit using different methods.
"Various people tried this out, and it ends tragically," he said.
The new junior health minister called for people to be allowed to smoke in pubs again.
To general dropped jaws, Independent TD Finian McGrath said he wanted to see a relaxation of the smoking ban.
Manchester United's last match of the season was abandoned after 'suspect package' found at Old Trafford
The race for the fourth and final Champions League spot took a slightly unexpected twist when United's match with Bournemouth was abandoned, and Old Trafford evacuated due to a 'suspect package', later found to be a hoax bomb.
WATCH: Turkish soccer fans set fire to their stadium after being relegated
Nobody likes being relegated, but fans of Turkish club Eskisehirspor really hate it.
So much so that they set fire to their own stadium after dropping to the country's second division on Sunday.
Ukraine rubbed Russia's noses in it by crowned winners of Eurovision 2016
The singer Jalama was crowned winner for her song "1944" which recalls the deportation of Crimean muslims by the Soviet authorities.
The 32-year-old made a plea for "peace and love" as she collected her trophy on behalf of Ukraine, which was invaded by, and lost the Crimea peninsula to, Russia in 2014.