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Johnson to face panel over burka comments

09 August 2018, 03:41 | Devin Moran

Theresa May condemns Boris Johnson's burka comments

Boris Johnson under fire for ‘hate’ burqa comments

Other than Armeena Khan, the former United Kingdom mayor had received responses from many other personalities including former Attorney General Dominic Grieve, Theresa May, Brandon Lewis and Ruth Davidson.

After the interview Dr Huq took to Twitter and said: 'Meant to say @Channel4News "The Boris of old was mildly amusing but the loveable rogue act's worn thin and now he's dangerously pandering to the far right" but never ended sentence.

British Prime Minister Theresa May has scolded her former foreign minister, Boris Johnson, for saying that Muslim women who wear burqas look like letter boxes or bank robbers.

And as the row rages on for the fourth day, a string of Tory Remainers have publicly stuck the knife into Mr Johnson - demanding he apologise.

"It is ridiculous that these views are being attacked - we must not fall into the trap of shutting down the debate on hard issues", a source close to Johnson told reporters. The ban was upheld in 2017 by the European Court of Human Rights following a challenge by two Muslim women.




Conservative Party chairman Brandon Lewis ordered Mr Johnson to apologise following a hail of criticism over the remarks, which were labelled "bigotry" by former Tory chair Baroness Warsi. By a narrow margin of 48 per cent to 45 per cent they thought he did not need to say sorry for his comments.

Scotland Yard chief Cressida Dick said the comments did not amount to a hate crime and police have not received any criminal complaint against Mr Johnson.

"If a female student turned up at school or at a university lecture looking like a bank robber then ditto".

In his controversial column, Johnson said he opposed a ban on face-covering veils, but added it was "absolutely ridiculous that people should choose to go around looking like letter-boxes".

Eurosceptic Jacob Rees-Mogg said there was no need for Mr Johnson to apologise and said Mrs May was "clearly wrong" to ask a backbencher to apologise.



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