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Islamophobia ‘very widespread’ in Conservative Party, says Baroness Warsi

Former Tory co-chair says anti-Muslim abuse a problem 'from top to bottom' in the party

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The “poison” of Islamophobia is “very widespread” in the Conservative Party but is being “ignored” by Tory leaders, a former co-chair of the party has said.

Baroness Warsi said the problem was present at all levels of her party and claimed some of the Tories’ own campaigns had included anti-Muslim messages.

It follows calls for an investigation into Islamophobia in the party after a series of Conservative politicians were found to have made or shared offensive comments about Muslims.

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The Independent

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