Boris Johnson investigated by Tories over burka ‘letterbox’ comments
11 August, 2018, 16:22 | Author: Bert Pena
Writing in the Daily Telegraph on Monday, Britain's one-time top diplomat said women wearing the burqa looked like "letter-boxes" or "bank robbers".
In a Sunday column for The Telegraph declaring that the burqa should not be banned in the United Kingdom, Johnson made remarks about the controversial clothing that some people considered a dog-whistle for Islamophobia.
Those defending Johnson have included numerous former foreign secretary's Vote Leave allies who could be expected to heartily support a leadership bid.
Party chairman Brandon Lewis will nominate two members of the panel, and because the complaint is about a member of Parliament, a third will be nominated by Graham Brady, the chairman of the party's backbench 1922 committee.
Given a deliberate choice was made to inflame tensions in a way that makes it easier for bigots to justify hate crime against us, we concur with Conservative peer, Lord Sheikh, who has demanded the whip be withdrawn from Mr Johnson. "I would go further and say that it is absolutely ridiculous that people should choose to go around looking like letter boxes".
She wrote, "As a feminist, what really disgusts me in this whole episode is that Muslim women are simply political fodder, their lives a convenient battleground on which to stake out a leadership bid".
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Armeena Khan on Wednesday called out former London mayor, Boris Johnson, on his derogatory remarks about women who opt for "full-faced veils".
She further said that a woman is not answerable to anyone if they wish to wear a burqa. For, if they do remain in thrall to Mr Johnson and his blunderbus approach, the Tory party will have even less public credibility in the future.
The prime minister told reporters that she agreed with Lewis's call, saying that "some of the terms Boris used describing people's appearance obviously have offended" and people need to be "careful" with language. "It is ridiculous that these views are being attacked".
The investigating officer faces the tricky decision of deciding whether to initiate a full investigation by a three person panel, in the face of grassroots support for Mr Johnson and criticism of Downing Street's handling of the issue from leading Brexit-supporting MPs.
But it's also "impossible to ignore the fact that pretty much all the senior Tories who have criticised Johnson so far" voted Remain in the European Union referendum and that those lining up to defend him "are largely Brexiteers", says Politico.
The repercussions could exasperate the party's growing civil war, where the debate over Johnson's comments has developed into a proxy war between Brexiteers and Remainers in the parliamentary party.
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