LONDON (Reuters) – Former foreign secretary Boris Johnson will be investigated for a possible breach of the Conservative Party’s code of conduct after making comments about Muslim women who wear burqas, the Evening Standard newspaper said on Thursday.
FILE PHOTO: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson addresses a special session of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in the Hague, Netherlands June 26, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo
The newspaper, citing unnamed party sources, reported that a formal decision to refer Johnson to an investigatory panel headed by a lawyer was expected later on Thursday.
Conservative campaign headquarters declined immediate comment on the report.
Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; editing by Stepghen Addison