Complaints about Boris Johnson’s article in the Daily Telegraph have led to his Conservative Party to announce an independent investigation into a possible breach of the party’s code of conduct. As a paid columnist for the conservative-leaning newspaper, Johnson wrote on Sunday that the Muslim burqa was oppressive, ridiculous and made women look like letter boxes and bank robbers. The article caused heated debates on social media. If the independent panel finds him culpable, Johnson faces suspension of his membership or expulsion from the party. Theresa May weighs in Following the article’s publication, Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May agreed with critics that Johnson should apologize for his comments. “I think Boris Johnson used language in describing people’s appearance that has obviously caused offence,” she said. ”It was the wrong language to use, he should not have used it.” On Thursday, the article was still front-page news in some British publications, with the left-leaning Daily Mirror suggesting the government was at war as “15 top Tories” condemned Johnson’s “burka insult as one says it risks ‘a race war.'” Boris Johnson’s worst diplomatic gaffes ‘Hello, is this the Armenian premier?’ In May 2018, Russian pranksters managed to hold an 18-minute long phone call with Johnson by pretending to be Armenian… Read full this story
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