LONDON (AP) — One week before Britain votes in a national election, fractures were emerging Thursday within jittery political parties unsure how a volatile electorate will judge them. The Brexit Party led by Nigel Farage, which became the U.K.’s top party in European elections earlier this year, saw four senior officials quit with a broadside accusing Farage of putting Britain’s exit from the European Union at risk. Meanwhile, Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson and main opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn both faced criticism of their moral character. Appearing on “This Morning” — a cozy morning chat show — Johnson was asked about a 1995 magazine article in which he called the children of single mothers “ill-raised, ignorant, aggressive and illegitimate.” “You must be able to understand how hurtful that is to someone’s feelings,” host Holly Willoughby said. Johnson swerved the question, saying “I don’t think this is the time to talk about articles that were written a very long time ago.” Johnson has made offensive comments much more recently, including a newspaper column last year in which he called Muslim women who wear face-covering veils “letter boxes.” Asked about that and other comments, Johnson has said he’s sorry if… Read full this story
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