Johnson orders investigation into allegations of Islamophobia in the dismissal of ministers

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered Conservative Rep. Nus Ghani to investigate allegations that her “Muslims” have been dismissed from ministerial positions because they “offend colleagues.”

After a telephone conversation with Crab on Sunday night, Johnson asked the Cabinet Office to “prove the facts” about the allegations.

A spokesman for Downing Street said, “The Prime Minister has asked the Cabinet Office to investigate Nus Ghani’s allegations.”

A spokeswoman said Johnson had previously recommended that Crab file a formal complaint with the conservative campaign headquarters, but “she did not accept the offer.”

“The prime minister has now asked the authorities to prove the facts about what happened,” a spokesman said, adding that Johnson “takes these claims very seriously.”

In an interview with The Sunday Times, when Gani lost her job as Minister of Transport in February 2020, she said a government whip raised “Muslims” as an issue at the Downing Street meeting to discuss remodeling. Told to.

“At a remodeling meeting in Downing Street,” Islamic “was raised as a” problem, “and he said there was concern that my status as a” female minister of Islam “offended my colleagues and I was not loyal. I was sick. The party did not do enough to protect the party from the allegations of Islamophobia. “

“In the next few weeks, I was informed that if I kept raising this, my colleagues would ban me and damage my career and reputation.”

On Monday, Crab welcomed the announcement of the Cabinet Office investigation.

In a statement posted on Twitter, she said: Welcome his decision to do it now. “

“The consignment terms for the survey must include everything that was said in the Downing Street and the whip. I’m looking forward to seeing the consignment terms,” ​​she said.

Crab’s allegations were denied by Prime Minister Whipmark Spencer, who publicly identified himself as an individual who spoke with the former Minister in 2020.

“To prevent other whips from being drawn into this issue, I have identified myself as the person Nus Ghani claimed about tonight,” he said in a statement posted on Twitter. Stated.

“These accusations are completely false and I consider them defamatory. I have never used words that originated from me,” he writes.

The 49-year-old crab was born in Pakistan’s parents Kashmir and raised in Birmingham. She worked for investment banks, charities, and the BBC World Service before entering politics.

PA Media contributed to this report.

Alexander Chan