Johnson Slammed For Saying Women In Burkas Look Like ‘Letter Boxes’ And ‘Bank Robbers’

Naz Shah MP, Labour’s shadow equalities minister, said: “Boris Johnson’s latest racist insults can not be laughed off, like they often are.

“Saying Muslim women look like letterboxes, comparing them to bank robbers and describing Islam as a ‘problem’ was a calculated attack and published in a national newspaper,” Shah said.

“Theresa May must condemn this blatant Islamophobia and Boris Johnson must apologise.”

The prime minister’s official spokesperson said: “The long-standing government position is clear and it is that we do not support a ban on the wearing of the veil in public.

“Such a prescriptive approach would be out of keeping with British values of religious tolerance and gender equality.”

Cllr Butt

Labour Councillor for Tokyngton ward and Leader of Brent Council

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