Complaints about Boris Johnson’s article in the Daily Telegraph have led to his Conservative Party to announce an independent investigation into a possible breach of the party’s code of conduct.
As a paid columnist for the conservative-leaning newspaper, Johnson wrote on Sunday that the Muslim burqa was oppressive, ridiculous and made women look like letter boxes and bank robbers. The article caused heated debates on social media.
If the independent panel finds him culpable, Johnson faces suspension of his membership or expulsion from the party.
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