Tuesday 12 November 2019 / 9:29 PM Naz Shah

We have no faith Boris Johnson will tackle Tory Islamophobia, racism and bigotry – Naz Shah

Naz Shah, Labour’s Shadow Equalities Minister, commenting on reports a new dossier reveals Conservative councillors posted Islamophobic and racist material on social media, said:

“The Conservative Party is rife with Islamophobia, racism and bigotry from top to bottom, but we have no faith that Boris Johnson will do anything about it.

“Johnson’s comments about Muslim women looking like ‘bank robbers’ and ‘letter boxes’ were linked to a 375% rise in anti-Muslim hate crime, and polls show a majority of Conservative Party members hold Islamophobic views.

“Boris Johnson must commit to a full independent inquiry into Islamophobia and stop pretending it doesn’t exist in his Party.”