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Boris in a bit of bother again 4 months 1 week ago #3034710

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Conservative chairman Brandon Lewis has asked Boris Johnson to apologise for saying Muslim women wearing burkas "look like letter boxes".
Mr Johnson said full-face veils should not be banned but looked "ridiculous".
He has been criticised by Labour MPs, some Tories and Muslim groups, who said the party was not doing enough to tackle prejudice.
The founder of the Conservative Muslim Forum said the remarks would harm community relations.
Speaking on BBC Radio 4's The World at One, Lord Sheikh suggested Mr Johnson was "using Muslims as a springboard" for his ambition to lead the Tory Party.
"It is a joke but in very, very bad taste," he said, adding that the former foreign secretary had a "weird sense of humour".
Earlier, Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt said there was a "degree of offence" in Mr Johnson's comments.
On Twitter, Mr Lewis said he agreed with Mr Burt and called on the MP and former London mayor to apologise.

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Boris in a bit of bother again 4 months 1 week ago #3034718

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Well we now know for sure why he likes trump, two for a pair

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Boris in a bit of bother again 4 months 1 week ago #3034731

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A politician who speaks the truth...and no-one likes it!
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He's always been very good at putting his foot in it. Until today I forgot he existed , and then remembered he resigned. Perhaps he has been missing the limelight. I'm sure he could get a comedy spot. Although of course, what he often says is offensive
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Boris has about as much diplomacy as a house brick ! How anyone could think this man would make a suitable leader is beyond me. Just look at him ! Disgusting slouching, paunchy creep ! His record of opening his mouth to change feet is beyond belief.
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RosieLeah wrote: A politician who speaks the truth...and no-one likes it!


Are you saying his suggestion that women who wear burkas look like letter boxes is part of this 'truth' ?

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Boris in a bit of bother again 4 months 1 week ago #3034796

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Double post.

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Boris in a bit of bother again 4 months 1 week ago #3034797

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Aida wrote:

RosieLeah wrote: A politician who speaks the truth...and no-one likes it!


Are you saying his suggestion that women who wear burkas look like letter boxes is part of this 'truth' ?


It IS true...why pretend it isn't? It may not be diplomatic for a senior politician to actually say so, but that doesn't make it less true!
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RosieLeah: at the risk of a backlash I have to say I find this suggestion disrespectful of other people's religion and customs.
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Boris in a bit of bother again 4 months 1 week ago #3034902

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Aida wrote: RosieLeah: at the risk of a backlash I have to say I find this suggestion disrespectful of other people's religion and customs.


Aida, I don't think this thread is supposed to be about the ins and outs of cultural customs...it's about Boris Johnson and his tactless remarks.
This is one of the troubles with forums like this..people go off topic and home in on something someone has said instead of sticking to the subject.
If you want to discuss the wearing of crucifixes, yashmaks, saris or anything else of that nature, I suggest you start a new thread!
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