The undisputed star of newspaper headlines this summer had to be Boris Johnson. After unexpectedly resigning from his post as foreign secretary last July because he “couldn’t support” Theresa May’s soft Brexit plan, he caused public outcry with his inflammatory remarks in August. In a column for The Daily Telegraph, he compared Muslim women wearing burqas to “letterboxes” and “bank robbers,” sparking a new political crisis. Numerous MPs, including in his own party, have condemned the former foreign secretary. He was asked to apologise by Theresa May and by the Tory chairman but has refused to do so. An independent panel is now investigating him for breaching the Tory code of conduct.
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