Tory peer labels Boris Johnson morally empty and of 'courting fascism'

Lord Cooper, a Conservative peer, took to Twitter to attack Boris Johnson. He didn’t pull any punches claiming the ex-foreign sec of ‘moral emptiness,’ racism and ‘courting fascism.’

Mr Cooper, who previously worked as an aide to ex-PM David Cameron, was reacting to Johnson’s recent newspaper article where he compared women wearing burqas to “letterboxes” and “bank robbers.”

Donald Trump’s former adviser Steve Bannon has praised Boris Johnson, he told the Sunday Times Johnson had “nothing to apologise for”

Bannon said: “Boris just needs to be Boris – true to his nature and his calling – and I think he has potential to be a great prime minister, not a good one.”

An abnormal spike in anti-Muslim abuse aimed at women wearing the hijab and niqab has been recorded by the government-backed hate crime monitoring group Tell Mama.

 

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