Tory Islamophobia row: Hancock accused of trying to isolate Warsi

Minister criticised for saying some Tories ‘take a more balanced approach’ than Muslim peerMatt Hancock has said Sayeeda Warsi, the Muslim peer who is calling for an inquiry into Islamophobia in the Conservative party, has a “particular view”...

Tory Islamophobia row: Hancock accused of trying to isolate Warsi

Minister criticised for saying some Tories ‘take a more balanced approach’ than Muslim peer

Matt Hancock has said Sayeeda Warsi, the Muslim peer who is calling for an inquiry into Islamophobia in the Conservative party, has a “particular view” and that “there are others who take a more balanced approach”.

The health secretary made his comments on the Today programme on BBC Radio 4 on Saturday morning as he was asked about Boris Johnson’s decision not to hold an inquiry two days after another senior Tory, Michael Gove, promised one before Christmas.

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