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Johnson's response to a question about food boxes was, in effect, it's a disgrace & the govt ought to do something about it
"A woman who wears a niqab or a burka is still our sister." TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady criticises Boris Johnson for saying that some veiled Muslim women look like "letter boxes" and "bank robbers".
"I'd much rather sit next to a good person in a burka, than a p**ck in a suit" discusses if Boris Johnson should have said Muslim women wearing burkas "look like letter boxes".
"He's explained why he's used that language... to defend the rights of Muslim women to wear what they like." Chancellor Sajid Javid is asked about Boris Johnson's use of the words "letter boxes" and "bank robbers" to describe women "who wear burqas".
Boris Johnson - currently favourite to be next Tory leader - knows he can get away with comparing niqab-wearing Muslim women to letter boxes because, as Tory Baroness Warsi puts it, Islamophobia is widespread in the Conservatives and goes "all the way up to the top".