Sep 4th, Labour MP tells Boris Johnson to apologise for burqa remarks scraps


 Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi - Mr. Speaker, if I decide to wear a turban, or you decide to wear a cross, or he decides to wear a kippah or skull cap, or she decides to wear a hijab or a burqa, does that mean that it is open season for right honourable members of this house to make derogatory and divisive remarks about our appearance? For those of us who, from a young age, have had to endure and face up to being called names such as towelhead or Taliban, or to people saying we come from bongo, bongo land, we can appreciate full well the hurt and pain felt by already vunerable muslim women when they are described as looking like bank robbers and letterboxes, so rather than hide behind sham and whitewash investigations, when will the prime minister finally apologise for his derogatory and racist remarks? Racist remarks, Mr. Speaker, which have led to a spike in hate crime, and given the increasing prevalence of such incidents within his party, when will the prime minister finally order an inquiry into islamophobia within the conservative party, something that he and his chancellor promised on national television?