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Boris Johnson quit? Burka ban comments ruled not criminal

Boris Johnson quit? Burka ban comments ruled not criminal

London's Met Police Commissioner has been accused of "diverting precious resources" after she revealed she asked her hate crime experts to look into whether Boris Johnson's comments on the burka constitute a hate crime.

A majority of adults in the United Kingdom do not believe Boris Johnson's comments describing women who wear burkas as looking like "letter boxes" and "bank robbers" are racist, a poll has suggested.

"Yet another privileged middle-aged bloke telling women what they can and can't wear".

Taking to Twitter, the Jaanan actress emphasized a woman's right to wear whatever she feels comfortable in.

She also wrote: If a woman wants to wear a short dress, it is her right and freedom to do so.




Junior foreign minister Alistair Burt told the BBC: "I would never have made such a comment, I think there is a degree of offense in that, absolutely right".

Schools and universities should be able to take the same approach if a student "turns up. looking like a bank robber". If a woman wants to wear a burqa it is her right to do so.

A source close to Johnson said, "We must not fall into the trap of shutting down the debate on hard issues. What starts as useful targets for "colourful political language" and the odd bit of toxic campaigning ends up in attacks on our streets". "If we fail to speak up for liberal values then we are simply yielding ground to reactionaries and extremists". May acknowledged that Johnson's comments had "clearly caused offence".

Several European countries, including France, Belgium and Denmark, have banned face-covering veils in public, but none of Britain's main political parties supports such a restriction.

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