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7 Aug 2018

Theresa May backs calls for Boris Johnson to apologise over burka comments 

Political Correspondent

The Prime Minister has said Boris Johnson caused offence over comments he made about Muslim women – and backed calls for him to apologise.

The former Foreign Secretary wrote a column yesterday saying that women in burkas “look like letter boxes” and “bank robbers”. Earlier, a source close to Mr Johnson reportedly said it’s “ridiculous” that he’s being criticised for Islamophobia.