Boris Johnson: Burkas look like 'bank robbers' or 'letter boxes'

BORIS Johnson has come under fire for saying that burkas make women look like “bank robbers” or “letterboxes” – but that we shouldn’t ban them.

The ex-Foreign Secretary attacked the dress of Muslim women in a newspaper column today, but he’s insisted that Britain shouldn’t join other countries in banning them in public.

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Boris Johnson quit as Foreign Secretary over Theresa May’s Brexit plans last month
Writing in the Daily Telegraph he mocked the dress and branded it “oppressive” – saying Denmark had got it wrong to bring in the ban last week.

“If you say that it is weird and bullying to expect women to cover their faces, then I totally agree,” he said.

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