You don’t have to be a genius to know that Boris Johnson only ever opens his mouth to put his foot in it or to further his career. This week he’s attempted both by wittering on about burqa wearing because when the UK is on the very cusp of national self-destruction, opinionating on what people wear is crucial. Dog-whistling to Tory racists is hardly a new Johnson tactic, although it should come as no surprise to discover Johnson’s latest blathering, published in Telegraph, comes after him meeting America’s favourite neo-fascist ex-presidential puppet master, Steve Bannon. Thankfully in answer to this nonsense, a letter by one Henry Stewart, written to the Guardian a couple of years ago about the same silly subject is currently going viral.
Here’s what Henry wrote.
The Conservative Party will now be investigating Johnson – although what’s to investigate when he’s published his racist remarks about Muslim women in a national newspaper remains unclear. While we wait for the inevitable slap on the wrist people have been sharing Henry letter.
Henry nails it. pic.twitter.com/dLhkRF1kP0
— Joel Willans (@Joelwillans) August 8, 2018
Henry Stewart: I salute you. pic.twitter.com/k0Yb6rNKt9
— Dave Scott (@DaveScott1977) August 9, 2018
I dont know who Henry Stewart is, but everytime I hear someone like Boris Johnson's anti-Muslim racist rants, I think of his brilliant argument hear. pic.twitter.com/mrjIEDQJMO
— Resolute Reader (@resolutereader) August 8, 2018
— Katherine Chibah (@ChibahKatherine) August 8, 2018
Even the man himself has is resharing his letter with the world. Abd we’re very happy that he is.
No woman in a burqa ever did me any harm …
… unlike men in suits like @BorisJohnson
Looks like its time for my letter again https://t.co/DepxZdoKaq
— Henry Stewart (@happyhenry) August 8, 2018