The former British foreign secretary kicks off another gaffe cycle—and injects himself back into the news.
But only a short while. Within a week of quitting his cabinet position, Johnson reprised his role as a columnist for the British newspaper The Daily Telegraph. Then on Monday, Johnson weighed in on Denmark’s recent decision to ban face-covering Islamic veils such as the burka and the niqab from being worn in public. It was a path the former foreign secretary ultimately said the U.K. should not follow, though not before expressing his sympathy for the Danish position. “It is absolutely ridiculous that people should choose to go around looking like letter boxes,” Johnson wrote of women who wear the burka, who he said end up “looking like a bank robber.”