In a significant speech, Beth Rigby criticizes Boris Johnson for ‘undermining’ Britain with his ideas.
BORIS JOHNSON has been chastised for “undermining” Britain by refusing to speak out against racism in football.
After the Prime Minister delivered a huge speech on leveling the UK, Beth Rigby pushed Boris Johnson on his racism record. The political editor of Sky News stated that the Prime Minister had “stocked division” with his comments about footballers kneeling in protest of racist abuse. Ms Rigby also slammed the Prime Minister’s past statements comparing Muslim women wearing head scarves to “letterboxes” and “bank robbers.”
“You talked about a moral duty to unite and level up our country in your speech,” Ms Rigby said to the Prime Minister.
“However, in the last month, you and your ministers have created division over footballers taking the knee, claiming that it was a political gesture.
“Saying it was the fans’ decision to boo the team and then returning there is more evidence of your divisive politics and language.
“Whether it’s referring to Muslim women in veils as letterboxes or bank robbers, or Africans as picaninnies with watermelon smiles,” says the author.
“Your own record personally undermines your image as a unifying Prime Minister for many people,” she added.
“I believe racism has no place in our society, and I believe the England team reflected the best of ourselves and our country,” Boris Johnson responded.
“And I believe the huge support…the outpouring of love for the England players following Sunday’s match demonstrated this country at its best and most united.
“I believe we should take practical actions to prevent racism in all of its forms.”
Those seen posting racial abuse online would be barred from attending football matches, Mr Johnson announced at Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday.
“I totally detest and hate the racial outpourings that we saw on Sunday night,” he told MPs.
“What we’re doing today is taking actual steps to ensure that the football banning order regime is modified, so that if you engage in racist online harassment of footballers, you won’t be able to attend the game. There are no ifs, buts, exceptions, or excuses.”
Following a big speech outlining the Government’s path for fulfilling the Conservatives’ “levelling up” goal, the Prime Minister clashed with Beth Rigby.
Mr Johnson spoke at the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre in Coventry about “leveling up” some of the UK’s areas. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”