Conservative party launches investigation into Boris Johnson’s comments on burkas – UK



Boris Johnson is to face investigation by an independent panel after comparing women in burkas to “letter boxes” and “bank robbers”.

The former foreign secretary, who resigned last month, is facing claims he breached the party’s code of conduct in an article for the Sunday Telegraph.

In it, Mr Johnson questioned why Muslim women who wear the full-face veil would “go around looking like letter boxes”.

He added he would “feel fully entitled” to ask a woman “looking like a bank robber” in a school or university lecture theatre to remove her burka.

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