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Boris Johnson to be investigated by independent panel over burka comments

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Canada Goose Online The founder of the Conservative Muslim Forum, Lord Sheikh, was one of those to write to Mr Lewis to demand “serious action” in response to what critics described as Islamophobia by the former Cabinet minister. Canada Goose Online

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Canada Goose Parka But sources close to the Uxbridge MP made clear earlier this week that he stands by his comments in a Daily Telegraph article on Monday, in which he argued against a burka ban, but said that the garment was “oppressive” and “ridiculous”. Canada Goose Parka

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