Equality watchdog: Boris Johnson’s burqa comments were “inflammatory and divisive”
It follows an article this week by the former foreign secretary – which compared women in burkas to “letter boxes” and “bank robbers”.
FactCheck: What do Brits think about banning the burqa?
It seems those who want a ban outnumber those who don’t, but are attitudes softening?
Baroness Warsi: ‘Muslim women should not be a useful political battleground for old Etonians’
Comments by Boris Johnson about women wearing burqas have been described as ‘Islamophobic’ and ‘totally unacceptable’ by Muslim groups. In an article, the former foreign secretary wrote: “It is absolutely ridiculous that people should choose to go around looking like letter boxes.”