Boris Johnson faces investigation over burqa comments

Boris Johnson faces investigation over burqa comments

Boris Johnson faces investigation over burqa comments

Boris Johnson is facing an investigation into whether he broke Conservative Party rules over his comments about Muslim women.

"In his recent comments Boris Johnson further fuels Islamophobic sentiments by comparing women who wear burkas to letterboxes and bank robbers".

David Lammy, a member of the opposition Labour Party, called Johnson a dime-store version of President Trump and said he was "fanning the flames of Islamophobia" for political gain.

Johnson remains a backbench member of Parliament and contender to replace May in a future contest for power.

Former foreign secretary Boris Johnson will be investigated for a possible breach of the Conservative Party's code of conduct after making comments about Muslim women who wear burqas, a party source said on Thursday.

In the first instance, Johnson - a leading figure of in the campaign to Leave the European Union - will be scrutinised by a party investigator.

A spokesperson the party said, "The code of conduct process is strictly confidential".

Former foreign secretary Boris Johnson is known for his bombast and provocative stunts.

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Furthermore, given the responses from other MPs, specifically Ms Dorries, and the broader concerns that have been raised by the Muslim Council of Britain amongst others, we believe that there must now be an independent inquiry into Islamophobia in the Party to tackle this issue once and for all.

Shortly after the publication of his article on Monday, a source close to Mr Johnson said that it was "ridiculous" that his views should be under attack.

Disciplinary action could lead to Johnson being suspended or even expelled from the Tories.

She told Premier Mr Johnson's comments have already had a negative impact on communities.

But a Sky News poll found that 45% of voters thought he should apologise, while 48% thought he should not.

Asked about Mrs May's handling of the controversy, Mr Rees-Mogg told LBC radio: "She's clearly wrong to have asked him to have apologised".

Mr Johnson has rejected calls to apologise for his remarks, in a Daily Telegraph column in which he also argued against a ban on full-face veils.

"The party chairman, the prime minister has the right to take the whip. that's the thing I'd like to see". "He should not have used it", May said.

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