5 Sep 2019
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced an impassioned attack from Sikh Labour lawmaker Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi over a 2018 newspaper article the premier wrote in which he compared Muslim women wearing burqas covering their faces and bodies to letterboxes and bank-robbers. Dhesi drew applause from opposition members of parliament over his stance. Johnson did not reply directly, accusing Labour of anti-semitism. Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson admonished Johnson for his response, saying the prime minister “must be more careful’’ about what he says.