Former UKIP leader, Nigel Farage has weighed in on the Bojo Burka comment controversy and has said politics in Britain has become PC and the remarks made by Boris make him more likely to be Prime Minister.
Farage spoke to Sky News, he said; “Politics is way too PC and the very fact that we say ‘oh gosh you can’t say that’ because you might offend somebody, if you want free speech, if you want proper democracy, you have to accept the fact that sometimes people will be offended. That is actually what a free society is all about.”
Looking forward to the consequences of these comments could have on Boris’s career, Farage has said there is large support publicly for the burkha to be banned and claimed; “I suspect these comments make him more likely to be Prime Minister, not less.”
A senior Conservative Party Muslim peer and founder of the Conservative Muslim Forum went as far as to say; “The party must take action. I don’t think an apology is enough, I think we should take more severe action against this man… Take the whip from him. Why not? He’s not a super human being, he’s a member of the party.
He then said: “The Prime Minister has the right to take the whip. Let’s take the whip from him. It’s not out of order and that is what I think I would like to see.”
He also said; “An apology is not enough… Take the whip from him, why not?”
A former Conservative Party parliamentary candidate absurdly claimed; “These comments are Islamophobic. They are against Muslims and I would urge any Muslims to not vote for the Conservative party because of their stance towards our community.”
I suspect many people would say Boris Johnson resonates far more with the British public than Theresa May’s harem of remoaner’s. Aside from that whether his politics are yours or not, Boris has a right to free-speech and his comments made regarding the veil or burkha do not warrant a public apology or forced resignation these comments were not supposedly “Islamaphobic” or racist.