Boris Johnson told by Tory chair to apologise for burka comments – UK

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Boris Johnson has been told by the Conservative party chair to apologise for saying Muslim women in burkas look like “bank robbers”.

Brandon Lewis said he agreed with Foreign Office minister Alistair Burt that there was a “degree of offence” in Mr Johnson’s comments

The former foreign secretary sparked outrage on Monday for saying he found the covering worn by some Muslim women “oppressive” and questioned why they would “go around looking like letter boxes”.

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He added it was “weird” and “bullying” to “expect women to cover their faces”.

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