Thursday, 29 Jul 2021

Beth Rigby hits out at Boris Johnson for ‘undermining’ Britain with views in major speech

Beth Rigby accuses Boris Johnson of 'stoking division' in Britain

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Beth Rigby pressed Boris Johnson on his track record on racism after the Prime Minister delivered a major speech on levelling up the UK. Sky News’ political editor argued that the Prime Minister had “stocked division” with his remarks on footballers taking the knee against racist abuse. Ms Rigby also blasted previous comments by the Prime Minister likening Muslim women in head coverings to “letterboxes” and “bank robbers.”

Ms Rigby asked the Prime Minister: “You talked in your speech about a moral duty to unite and level up our country.

“But over the past month, you and your ministers have stocked division of footballers taking the knee, saying it was gesture politics.

“Saying it was fans’ choice to boo the team and going back there is further evidence of this divisive politics and language from you.

“Be it describing Muslim women in veils as letterboxes or bank robbers or indeed Africans people as picaninnies with watermelon smiles.”

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