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Boris Johnson faces Conservative Party investigation over burka comments

12 August 2018

A hundred Muslim women who wear the niqab or burqa have signed a letter to Tory party chairman Brandon Lewis, calling on him to withdraw the Conservative whip from Johnson and launch an independent inquiry into Islamophobia in the party.

Although Johnson is not short of critics, he has found an ally in Mr Bean star Rowan Atkinson who was seemingly tickled by Boris' column.

The Conservative Party have decided Mr Johnson should be investigated by an independent panel following complaints his comments breached the Tories' code of conduct. 'Completely entitled to say it'Jacob Rees-Mogg, Tory MP for North East Somerset " He's completely entitled to say it and there's nothing to apologise for", Mr Rees-Mogg told Nigel Farage on LBC.

Duncan Smith added: "Lots of people of different religions have had abusive things said in jokes by comedians".

"You should really only apologize for a bad joke".

'Full bandwagon jumping territory'Conor Burns, Tory MP for Bournemouth West'It's bash Boris'Andrew Bridgen, Tory MP for North West Leicestershire " This [inquiry is] being use to try and discredit Boris Johnson from people who are anxious about him in inside the Conservative party and outside the Conservative party.

"The burka and niqab are ugly tribal ninja-like garments that are pre-Islamic, non-Koranic and therefore un-Muslim".

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Former defence minister Sir Gerald Howarth said Mr Johnson did not go far enough, telling LBC radio: "The veil is alien to our culture".

Boris Johnson's comments on the burka have been branded "inflammatory and divisive" by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

The Tory MP for Sutton Coldfield then suggested if Lord Sheikh handed the comments in to the police, he may find they were "actionable".

Mr Mitchell, who was chief whip in 2012 and global development secretary before that, told BBC Two's Newsnight: "I don't think he should apologise".

He added: "But let's look at what Boris said: he expressed himself in quite colourful language".

He said: "If you are going to stop any form of offence being committed like this, you're going to have to close down every single national newspaper".

The party declined to comment on the disciplinary procedure.

Boris Johnson faces Conservative Party investigation over burka comments