NIGEL Farage believes Boris Johnson is now “more likely” to be Tory Party leader because supporters are “sick” of a “politically correct Prime Minister”.
Speaking on his LBC show the former Ukip leader claimed that the controversial comments the former Foreign Secretary made comparing women in the face-covering veils to bank robbers.
Mr Farage said: “This was not an off the cuff comment after a glass of wine, this was an article that he sat down and wrote.
“Boris is many things but he is not stupid. He knew what the reaction to this was going to be.
“I have to tell you folks, I think that given the Conservative Party leader is chosen from amongst paid up Tory Party members, in my view, having made these comments it makes him more likely to become Tory Party leader and not less.
“People are sick to death of a very politically correct Prime Minister who never ever speaks out of turn on any single subject.”
The Prime Minister has added her voice to calls for Boris Johnson to apologise for his comments about burkas.
Conservative Party chairman Brandon Lewis ordered Mr Johnson to apologise following a hail of criticism over the remarks, which were labelled "bigotry" by former Tory chair Baroness Warsi.
Now, Theresa May has said she agrees with Mr Lewis, upping the pressure on Mr Johnson, who has so far refused to apologise and dismissed his critics as "ridiculous".
She said: "I do think that we all have to be very careful about the language and terms we use.