Johnson will be probed for burqa comments – Evening Standard

UK

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

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