Boris Johnson stands by burka remarks, accusing colleagues of ‘confected indignation’ – UK


Boris Johnson has refused to apologise for comparing women wearing burkas to “bank robbers” and accused colleagues of whipping up “confected indignation” over the remarks. 

In a wide-ranging interview with Sky News, Mr Johnson also warned that the EU may go for Theresa May’s Brexit Chequers plan as it would be a “political triumph” for the bloc.

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His comments come after he put forward an alternative Brexit plan, which he called a “Super Canada” option.

The former foreign…

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