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Two thirds of Tory members believe UK areas 'under Sharia law', as poll reveals scale of Islamophobia in party
Two thirds of Conservative Party members believe that parts of Britain “operate under Sharia law”, a new poll has shown amid a mounting Islamophobia scandal.A YouGov poll found that almost half of Tories believed in the myth of no-go zones where “non-Muslims are not able to enter” and 39 per cent thought Islamist terror attacks “reflected widespread hostility to Britain among the Muslim community”.Counter-extremism group Hope Not Hate called on leadership candidates Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt to address the “Islamophobia crisis” in their party.“From the grassroots to the great offices of state, Conservative members buy into racist myths, with almost half unwilling to have a Muslim prime minister - and only 8 per cent being proud to have one - and most denying that there’s even an issue to confront,” said campaigns director Matthew McGregor.Shortly after Sajid Javid was knocked out of the contest, 43 per cent of members agreed with the statement that: “I would prefer to not have the country led by a Muslim.”The polling suggested that Tories are more opposed to Muslim immigration than that from other faiths, with 40 per cent wanting the number of Muslims entering Britain lowered.Under one in 10 members thought Islamophobia was an issue in the party, while almost 80 per cent denied there was a problem.
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Loose Women panellist Saira Khan has been spending time abroad in Portugal, and has returned to the UK with an incredible body transformation. The star was staying at the Juice Masters Retreat, which has seen her consume four fruit and vegetable juices a day - and the results speak for themselves. On Instagram, Saira shared a before-and-after photo collage which had two pictures side-by-side of her wearing a bikini. In the after image, the mother-of-two looks visibly slimmer with an incredibly toned stomach. In the caption, Saira wrote a lengthy post about how good she now feels having taken part in the juice programme, and that while she doesn't know how much weight she has lost, she feels a lot better in herself.Saira Khan looks amazing!She wrote: "So here’s my “Before” and “After” during my stay here @juicemasterretreatsjuicyoasisportugal . I came here to get rid of my bloat, relax, recharge and revitalise myself. I’ve feasted on four fruit and veg juices a day, full of minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. I have not had any adverse symptoms at all. Have not felt hungry once. I’ve had two colonics one coffee and one wheatgrass - which I feel were brilliant for me. I have no idea how much weight I’ve lost- I have not weighed myself- but it’s not about the weight- it’s about how I feel. And I’m on a juicy high! Would recommend this to anyone who wants to change their diet mindset! This was not a diet - this was an enlightened way to understand the power of fruit and veg."MORE: Emma Willis wins mum points with incredible party for daughter IsabelleThe Loose Women star was happy to be reunited with her childrenREAD: Christine Lampard shares adorable photo of baby Patricia on holidayDuring her stay, Saira shared pictures on social media, including one of her making her own juice at the resort, and another of standing in a bikini in front of the pool. And while she had a wonderful time, the doting mum couldn't wait to return to the UK, where she was reunited with her two children. Saira shared a lovely picture on Instagram of herself and her son Zach, ten, and daughter Amara, eight, at home together. "Missed them and happy to be back in their arms," she wrote in the caption.Like this story? Sign up to our newsletter to get other stories like this delivered straight to your inbox.
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Earlier this month, the Duchess of Sussex made her first public appearance following the birth of her son Archie, appearing alongside the Duke of Sussex, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and other members of the Royal Family at Trooping the Colour, the Queen’s annual birthday parade.