Tuesday 7 August 2018 / 1:15 PM Uncategorised

Naz Shah response to Brandon Lewis’ call for Boris Johnson to apologise over his Telegraph article

Naz Shah MP, Labour’s Shadow Equalities Minister, responding to Brandon Lewis’ call for Boris Johnson to apologise over his Telegraph article, said:

“An apology isn’t good enough. Boris Johnson’s comments weren’t accidental, they were a calculated attack in a national newspaper, made weeks after he reportedly met with Steve Bannon.

“I suggested to Brandon Lewis yesterday that the former Foreign Secretary needs to attend training and engagement with the Muslim community for Muslims to have any faith that the Conservative Party is taking this issue seriously. Clearly the Tory party has an issue with Islamophobia, but over 24 hours later the Prime Minister is still yet to say a word.

“Theresa May must condemn Boris Johnson’s comments unequivocally and order an inquiry into Islamophobia in her party.”