Boris to face investigation following burka comments
Former Foreign Secretary and Conservative MP Boris Johnson will face an investigation by his party into comments he made about women in burkas, comparing them to 'letterboxes' and 'bank robbers'.
The politician has been widely criticised for the comments, sparking a fierce row with voices on all sides of politics calling for him to apologise.
Johnson has stood by his comments, refusing to step back and apologise for his words.
Those calling for an apology include Prime Minister Theresa May, the leader of the party of he represents. Earlier this week, she made a statement calling for an apology saying the remarks have "clearly caused offence".
She said: “I do think that we all have to be very careful about the language and terms we use."
She went on to reiterate: "What's important is do we believe people should have the right to practise their religion and, in the case of women and the burka and niqab, to choose how they dress.
"I believe women should be able to choose how they dress."
Speaking to Good Morning Britain Sahar Al-Faifi, who wears a veil, said that his comments are 'dehumanising' to women who wear the Islamic clothing.