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8 Aug 2018

Boris Johnson burka row: The rise of political populism?

Political Correspondent

Senior Tories are calling for the former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to be kicked out of the Conservative Party, after his remarks about women who wear burkas. One MP said if Mr Johnson ever became Tory leader – he’d quit the party himself in protest. Critics are accusing Mr Johnson of using the issue to further his own leadership ambitions – and trying to mine a Donald Trump style of political populism.

Our political correspondent Michael Crick has been finding out if that resonates with the voters.