Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Christine Jardine has labelled Boris Johnson a “xenophobe” following his description of women wearing the burka as looking like "letterboxes" and "a bank robber".
Ms Jardine said:
“Mr Johnson’s irresponsible comments mocking women who wear a burka are abhorrent. He has proven himself to be a xenophobe.
“This desperate pitch to stay in the news completely disregards the women who are facing daily discrimination on our streets.
“He should instead be fighting to protect everyone’s right to live their lives as they choose. That is what responsible politicians do.”