UK politician cleared of wrongdoing after making anti-burqa remarks

UK politician cleared of wrongdoing after making anti-burqa remarks December 30, 2018
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A decision not to take any action against Boris Johnson, above, the Donald Trump of British politics who said that women in burqas looked like “letter boxes” or “bank robbers”, has infuriated the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB).

According to the BBC, an independent panel has cleared the clownish blond Tory Brexiteer of breaking the Tories’ code of conduct with his comments, saying comments he wrote  about women wearing burkas were “respectful and tolerant”.

The MCB is appalled and reacted to the news by saying they failed to see how Johnson’s comments:

Were ‘respectful’ and ‘tolerant’ as the panel has concluded.

Many accused Johnson:

Of pandering to the far right.

Earlier, the founder of the Conservative Muslim Forum, Lord Sheikh, wrote to Tory chairman Brandon Lewis calling for “serious action” to  be taken against Johnson.

The Conservative Party has been accused of not doing enough to tackle anti-Muslim prejudice in its ranks, despite an initiative to boost tolerance and diversity.

And Mohammed Amin said in a BBC interview that Johnson’s remarks were “offensive” and “outrageous” and suggested that Muslims had no place in the UK.

The party’s code of conduct states that Tory officials and elected representatives must “lead by example to encourage and foster respect and tolerance” and:

Not use their position to bully, abuse, victimise, harass or unlawfully discriminate against others.

A flurry of complaints came after the former Foreign Secretary’s’ remarks appeared in a column he wrote for the Telegraph. These were investigated by an independent panel which could have referred Mr Johnson to the party’s board, which has the power to expel him. But the panel has cleared him of breaching the code.

A Conservative Party spokesman said:

The investigation into complaints received regarding an article written by Mr Johnson has concluded. A panel, chaired by an independent QC, concluded that there had been no breach of the code.  No further action will be taken.

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  • Stephen Mynett

    Boris Johnson is an obnoxious shite but his remarks are nothing more than what many of us would have said or thought. The Burka is a sign of repression and the more ridicule the better. PC culture is making a mockery of free speech and is very selective, had he commented on the garish dresses worn by many church leaders, especially in the Eastern Orthodox churches little or nothing would have been said. I really feel for the so sensitive Muslims who are reduced to tears every time someone makes the slightest remark about the wankbasket Mohammed.

    Perhaps someone might like to follow the burka thing up and as why women wearing burkas can shop in a motorway service station unhindered despite their faces being covered while by friend who ride motorbikes are shouted at to remove crash helmets before they can pay. Bikers may have a bit of a reputation but I have yet to come across one wearing a Semtex shirt and riding into a crowded area to detonate it.

  • Vanity Unfair

    Having read the original article, I cannot agree that Johnson’s remarks were “respectful and tolerant” as found by the review but that is not usually an aim of satire anyway. The language used is obviously not aimed at even the average Conservative voter and he was, instead, offering his support to members of the extreme right or,at least, canvassing their support for him, to what end is a matter of conjecture. As a satire, his column was, in this instance, successful. Mild satire is rarely successful.
    Johnson is obnoxious but he is also clever.

  • Nemo

    So, what you’re saying is that you hate people of darker skin than you?

    /sarc