Boris Johnson says he regrets giving up the 2016 Tory leadership race - The Guardian

Boris Johnson has admitted that he regretted the 2016 Tory leadership competition, but he does not say anything about his statements that Burkas-wearing women look like an article like mailboxes or bank robbers last summer.

The former foreign minister said on an LB radio that it is important for politicians to voice their opinions. He spoke of his "heartfelt" decision to step down from the leadership competition after Michael Gove entered the competition and compromised his chances.

Johnson said, "With hindsight, I might have done things differently if I had time again. I've been busy with heartfelt love ever since. "

When asked if the lack of sufficient support was the reason for the "filling" of the race, Johnson said: "There is no reason to cry over spilled milk, the key is to keep going and see where we are today, and today there is no vacancy. "

Johnson responded to the uncle of a woman who was attacked by a man trying to take off her niqab. He said he does not regret his comments on veiled Muslim women. He denied his comments in an article in the Telegraph that provoked such incidents.

Johnson said, "After writing this article, I received overwhelming support not only from Muslims, but above all from Muslim women who agreed with me."

When asked if he would repeat such comments, he said, "Yes, of course I would. People say politicians should be careful about what they say, and they should look at their words and all that kind of hocus-pocus. I disagree I do not want to offend you if I can possibly avoid it, but one of the duties of a politician is to voice his opinion or opinion. "

"I do not agree with women being persuaded to wear clothes that cover their faces. Someone has to work for those who are not [happy wearing burqas] and that is the duty of politicians. "

Regarding the Brexit, Johnson said the UK would leave the EU on March 29, although Theresa May's withdrawal law is likely to be rejected by MPs Tuesday. He said Members of Parliament had "played with fire" by crossing Brexit.

"I notice all the stuff about complicated jiggery poker for the parliament to thwart the deal. If we think we'll fool the British public with all sorts of complicated amendments and delaying tactics, we'll be able to thwart Brexit. I think we will reap the whirlwind. "

He added, "People will feel betrayed and they will feel that there has been a deep conspiracy by the deep state of the United Kingdom to overthrow people's judgment. I think people will be shocked if Parliament disappoints. "

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