Boris Johnson: burqa wearers look like bank robbers, letter boxes

Boris Johnson: burqa wearers look like bank robbers, letter boxes, by AP.

Mr Johnson … said he opposed banning burqas and other face covering garments but felt it was “absolutely ridiculous that people should choose to go around looking like letter boxes.” …

Britain Prime Minister Theresa May has joined calls for her former Foreign Secretary to apologise for the remarks, made in a newspaper column earlier this week. …

Conservative Party chairman Brandon Lewis said in a tweet that he had asked Mr Johnson to apologise. …

However Mr Johnson, who has a reputation for controversy and political gaffes, refused to back down.

Well the similarity is obvious, isn’t it? The news here is who said it and why.


The Burka remark by Boris was deliberate and intended to rally to his side those whose votes he will need.

I doubt that it was a throw-away line. It was a line in the sand.


Mrs May and Johnson are on a collision course over his remarks on burqas, so maybe the days of her being in charge are finally numbered.

hat-tip Stephen Neil, Philip Barton, Bob