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Britons split over Boris Johnson’s burka comments

Britons split over Boris Johnson’s burka comments Britons split over Boris Johnson’s burka comments
Patty Aguilar | 09 August, 2018, 12:22

But Johnson also said the robe was oppressive, ridiculous and made women look like letter boxes and bank robbers, prompting an outcry from other politicians and British Muslim groups.

Meanwhile Tory peer and president of the Conservative Muslim Forum, Lord Sheikh, said on Wednesday that Johnson should be kicked out of the party altogether.

Sky customers were, oddly, more split on the question of whether Johnson should say sorry for his comments, but a plurality were of the view that no apology was due - 48 percent to 45 percent.

Speaking in East Lothian, she said: "I think that this wasn't an off-the-cuff slip".

A former chairman of the Conservative Party has backed growing calls for Boris Johnson to apologise for his "unacceptable" remarks about women in burkas.

Virat Kohli questions mentality of Indian top order
Arjun, who is part of the Indian U-19 squad bowled to Kohli as the Indian captain looked to combat the left-arm angle. Arjun Tendulkar was spotted bowling to the Indian captain in the nets ahead of the crucial Lord's Test.

Kepa Arrizabalaga ‘deal agreed’ as Chelsea trigger release clause
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'Superman' star Margot Kidder died from 'self-inflicted drug and alcohol overdose'
If you or someone you know needs help call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or the Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467 . She received a Daytime Emmy Award as outstanding performer in a kids' series in 2015 for that role.

"I do think that we all have to be very careful about the language and terms we use".

But the former top diplomat, who has a reputation for causing controversy and quit May's cabinet last month in protest at her Brexit plan, refused to back down.

There is speculation that May will face a leadership challenge if faltering Brexit negotiations don't improve - and Johnson is likely to be a contender to replace her. Some suspected Johnson's burqa comments were meant to boost his appeal among right-wing members of the party.

The retrogressive Islamic clergy has succeeded in persuading ill-informed Muslims through suspect secondary sources that God wants women to cover their faces, when in reality it is... "Boris knew the effect and the impact that this kind of dog-whistle politics would have". "I will defend the basic principle which is the right to choose", added the Janaan actor.

Several European countries, including France, Belgium and Denmark, have banned face-covering veils in public, but none of Britain's main political parties supports such a restriction.

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