Brexit is dividing the Tories over Europe – and everything else

The Tory row over Boris Johnson’s comments on the burqa highlights the party’s internal psychodrama. 

The intra-Conservative Party row over Boris Johnson and the burqa is a fascinating example of how Brexit is gradually driving the party mad.

His description of women who wear the full face veil as looking like “bank robbers” and “letter boxes”, while defending their right to wear one, was obviously rude, disrespectful and wrong. And even his defenders understand that if they are honest with themselves.  A good test of this is to ask anyone defending Johnson whether they...
source: New Statesman

2018-08-10 12:20
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