In a newspaper column, Johnson said women who wear the niqab looked like "letter boxes" and "bank robbers". Yet we have representatives of our governing party who think otherwise and who use Muslim women in order to pander to far-right Islamophobes within the party, as Boris Johnson has done.
Boris Johnson could be investigated for a breach of his party's code of conduct after the Conservatives received dozens of complaints about his recent comments.
If the independent panel finds him culpable, Johnson faces suspension of his membership or expulsion from the party.
Schools and universities should be able to take the same approach if a student "turns up. looking like a bank robber".
Johnson, who quit the government last month in a dispute over Brexit, made the remarks in a Daily Telegraph article published Monday. Such full covering clothing has been already banned in France.
Tousle-headed Johnson is one of Britain's best-known politicians, a popular but divisive figure known for Latin quips and verbal blunders that have included calling Papua New Guineans cannibals and accusing people in Liverpool of "wallowing" in victimhood. "People do not want a vision of our country thrust down their throat either by me, by Boris or by anybody else".
Furthermore, given the responses from other MPs, specifically Ms Dorries, and the broader concerns that have been raised by the Muslim Council of Britain amongst others, we believe that there must now be an independent inquiry into Islamophobia in the Party to tackle this issue once and for all.
Conservative peer Sayeeda Warsi, a former party chairwoman, accused Johnson of adopting the "dog-whistle" tactics of right-wing firebrand Steve Bannon, US President Donald Trump's former top aide.
"We work closely with Police Scotland to prevent incidents such as the ones mentioned".
There is a growing sense that "a confrontation is being forced between those in the party who think the way Johnson described women who wear a niqab was out of order and those who think it was fair comment", says The Times.
Sources close to Johnson said earlier this week that calls for him to apologise for the comments were "ridiculous". "We have to call it out".
Johnson has so far refused requests to apologise for the comments.
Indonesia's disaster agency says the death toll from the quake that shook Lombok island Sunday evening has risen to 131. Global charity Oxfam said drinking water was scarce because of a recent spell of extremely dry weather in Lombok.
East Bay woman ID'd as one of Southern California plane crash victimsGhanadan was a realtor at Pacific Union in Danville. All five on board, including Hakimi's son Navid Hakimi, Lara Shepherd and Nasim Ghanadan, were real estate consultants.
The entire so-called Mendocino Complex Fire is now one of the largest on record in the state, officials said . This is the seventh death associated with the Carr Fire, and the ninth death of this wildfire season.
Mr Trump won the 12th Congressional District in 2016 by more than 11 percentage points and Republicans have held it since 1983. The script for Ohio's special election is perhaps familiar: An experienced Trump loyalist, two-term state Sen.
The 32-year-old played for his old club Everton last season and recently moved to the MLS where he joined D.C. The pair missed last week's Community Shield after taking delayed summer breaks following the World Cup.
Chelsea will now reportedly receive a cash fee and midfielder Mateo Kovacic on loan as part of a deal to send Courtois to Real. It was not easy to leave everything I have worked for so many years, the exertion nd the experiences.
What authorities found was what Hogrefe called "the saddest living conditions and poverty" he has seen in 30 years on the job. Police described the compound as a small underground trailer covered by plastic, with no running water or electricity.
Authorities posted a hurricane watch from Punta San Telmo in Michoacan state to Playa Perula in Jalisco state. Hurricane John, right, can be seen off the coast of Mexico in a composite satellite image taken this morning.
The USTR is reviewing 10% tariffs on a further $200 billion in Chinese imports, and is even considering raising the rate to 25%. China's surplus with the United States shrank marginally to $28.09 billion last month from a record $28.97 billion in June.
Her statement comes after a back-and-forth between James and her husband. He made Lebron look smart, which isnt easy to do.. But the attack on James, who was being interviewed by another black man, to some resembled a racial dog whistle.
Airplane stolen from Washington airport crashes
No passengers were onboard during the incident and normal operations have resumed at the airfield, the airport said on Twitter. The exchange happened during the flight but the timing of the conversation is unclear.
MS reports 6 more West Nile virus cases for 2018
She continued, "Vaccination is typically administered in the spring, but may offer some protection even this late in the season". In the meantime, topical insecticides and eliminating standing water may help decrease your horse's exposure to mosquitoes .
Gameplay Video: Red Dead Redemption 2
Patience often yields rewards, and today brings one in the form of the gameplay trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 . Rockstar announced only yesterday that we'd be shown a brand-new trailer, and it certainly didn't disappoint.
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But while the Bavarians want €50m for Boateng, Manchester United have offered just €25m, according to German magazine Sport Bild . The 25-year-old is claimed to have sent a text to Ed Woodward, United's executive vice-chairman, of his desire to go.
10 killed, 53 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings
Giuliani sent out three tweets praising Democratic mayoral candidate McCarthy, twice calling him "Jerry". Before the weekend's surge, they credited it with declines in homicides and shootings from past year .