Boris Johnson defends comments about veiled Muslim women at launch

Source: The Scotsman

Boris Johnson defended comments comparing veiled Muslim women to letterboxes and refused to clarify his past illegal drug use as he launched his leadership campaign with a warning the Tories will face “mortal retribution” if the UK doesn’t leave the EU by 31 October.

While Michael Gove has faced calls to quit the race over an admission of past cocaine use, and other candidates have revealed their histories with illegal substances including cocaine and opium, Mr Johnson appeared to side-step the issue when challenged by journalists.

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