The Conservative party has received hundreds of complaints over Boris Johnson’s comment made in his Daily Telegraph column after refereeing to Muslim women that wear the burkas resemble “bank rubbers” and “letter boxes”.
The complaint made will be revised by an independent panel and this could lead to Mr. Johnson being referred to the party’s body for investigation which has the power to expel its members.
The Conservative party declined to comment on the details of the investigation, a spokesman stated: “The code of conduct process is strictly confidential.” Which states that it members are to lead by example to encourage and foster respect and tolerance” and not “use their position to bully, abuse, victimise, harass or unlawfully discriminate against others”.
It has also emerged that Mr. Johnson has broken ministerial rules by taking up his weekly column at the Telegraph without consulting watchdog first. In their letter to Johnson they stated; “The committee considers it to be unacceptable that you signed a contract with The Telegraph and your appointment was announced before you had sought and obtained advice from the committee, as was incumbent on you leaving office under the government’s business appointment rules,”
Many have assured Johnson of inciting Islamophobia views and the The Conservative Party has also been accused of not doing enough to tackle anti-Muslim prejudice in its ranks, despite an initiative to boost tolerance and diversity.