Revealed: Tory councillors posted Islamophobic content on social media

Exclusive: dossier on 25 current and former councillors adds to pressure on Boris Johnson to launch independent inquiryTwenty-five sitting and former Conservative councillors have been exposed for posting Islamophobic and racist material on...

Revealed: Tory councillors posted Islamophobic content on social media

Exclusive: dossier on 25 current and former councillors adds to pressure on Boris Johnson to launch independent inquiry

Twenty-five sitting and former Conservative councillors have been exposed for posting Islamophobic and racist material on social media, according to a dossier obtained by the Guardian that intensifies the row over anti-Muslim sentiment in the party.

The disclosure that 15 current and 10 former Tory councillors have posted, shared or endorsed Islamophobic or other racist content on Facebook or Twitter will increase pressure on Boris Johnson after he backtracked on a pledge to hold an independent inquiry into the issue.

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