BORIS Johnson dramatically broke cover to offer reporters camped outside his Oxfordshire home cups of tea, but refused to comment on the ongoing row surrounding his controversial burka comments.
He was repeatedly asked whether he regretted, or planned to apologise for his remarks.
The former Foreign Secretary replied repeatedly by offering the journalists cups of tea, which some of them accepted, but refused to comment further on the ongoing dispute surrounding his contentious article.
He said: “I’m here solely on a humanitarian mission because you’ve been here all day and you’ve been incredibly patient.
“I feel very sorry for you because I have nothing to say about this matter except to offer you some tea.”
He ended up leaving a tray, which initially contained six cups of tea as well as milk and sugar, with the reporters.
The controversy began when a piece he wrote appeared in the Daily Telegraph a week ago, in which Mr Johnson compared Muslim women who wear the burka to bank robbers and letterboxes.