RISHI Sunak has failed to address the suspension of a Tory MP accused of “Islamophobia” despite warning about an “explosion of prejudice” in politics.

On Saturday, former deputy chairman of the Conservative Party Lee Anderson had the whip removed after refusing to apologise for comments he made about the Mayor of London on GB News.

During an interview on the right-wing channel Anderson claimed that Sadiq Khan was “controlled by Islamists”

“I don’t actually believe that the Islamists have got control of our country,” he said.

“But what I do believe is they’ve got control of Khan and they’ve got control of London. He’s actually given our capital city away to his mates.”

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The comments were widely condemned, including by senior figures in his own party.

Business minister and Tory MP Nus Ghani claimed to have spoken to Anderson about the comments and called his behaviour “both foolish and dangerous”.

While Keir Starmer said the outburst was “Islamophobic”.

A spokesperson for chief whip Simon Hart then announced that Anderson had been suspended “following his refusal to apologise”.

Yet despite warning of an “explosion in prejudice and antisemitism” in UK politics over recent weeks in a statement on Saturday, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak failed to address Anderson’s suspension.

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“The events of recent weeks are but the latest in an emerging pattern which should not be tolerated,” he said.

He added that legitimate protests relating to the ongoing Israeli attacks on Gaza had been “hijacked by extremists” and that politicians had been “verbally threated and physically, violently targeted”.

Sunak is also facing calls to remove the party whip from ex-prime minister Liz Truss following her appearance on former Donald Trump advisor Steve Bannon’s podcast.

Truss failed to challenge Bannon after he described far-right activist Tommy Robinson as a “hero”.