Nick Ferrari Clashes With Tory Peer Who Wants Boris Johnson Kicked Out Of Tory Party

8 August 2018, 10:28

Nick Ferrari asked a Conservative peer why he wants Boris Johnson thrown out of the party for a joke.

Lord Sheikh, a Senior Conservative Peer, Founder and President of the Conservative Muslim Forum, called for the former Foreign Secretary to be kicked out of the Tory Party following his controversial comments about Muslim women.

In an article for the Daily Telegraph, Mr Johnson likened women in burkas to pillar boxes and bank robbers.

Lord Sheikh told Nick Ferrari: "What he has said is completely out of order. I feel his remarks will inflame Islamophobia and also encourage bigotry in this country.

"I wrote to the chairman of the party Brandon Lewis suggesting that we should take severe action against Boris Johnson."

Nick Ferrari in the LBC studio
Nick Ferrari in the LBC studio. Picture: LBC

But Nick asked him: "Lord Sheikh, you're obviously a well-educated man. Why are you being so intolerant over such illiberalism? I don't understand.

"Why are you so intolerant that the man has to be forced out of the party?

"It was ill-advised, but it was an attempt at humour. Why do you want to end his career?"

Watch the tetchy exchange at the top of the page.