Boris Johnson faces Tory disciplinary panel over burka comments
Boris Johnson is facing an investigation into whether he broke Conservative Party rules over his comments about Muslim women.
Boris Johnson burka row: The rise of political populism?
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.
Theresa May backs calls for Boris Johnson to apologise over burka comments
The Prime Minister has said Boris Johnson caused offence over comments he made about Muslim women – and backed calls for him to apologise.
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.”
Baroness Warsi: ‘the party needs to get out of denial mode’
The Home Secretary has rejected calls for an inquiry into alleged anti-Muslim behaviour by Conservative politicians. Earlier this week the former party chair Baroness Warsi backed such calls saying the party had to act on Islamaphobia within its ranks. Her comments come as Tory councillor Stephen Ardley was suspended from the party, after it was…
Man arrested after London stabbing
A man has been arrested at a south London railway station after another man was stabbed. Eyewitnesses said the suspect was shouting “death to Muslims”.