08 March 2016

Ban the burqa call by MEP

North West MEP Paul Nuttall, UKIP’s deputy leader, has called for a ban on burqas and niqabs being worn in public buildings in Britain.

Mr Nuttall said: “It is International Women’s Day and what better opportunity to call for the empowerment of women and free them from the tyranny of the veil.

“We live in dangerous times when security is all important and it is vital that people’s faces can be seen.

“And just as importantly we live in a civilised liberal society and why should women be anonymised in this way? All free thinking women should be supporting a ban on full face coverings in public buildings.

“There are laws in place in France, Belgium, Italy and the Netherlands, as well as other countries in the world, restricting the wearing of such face coverings and such a prohibition should be introduced in this country.

“You cannot stroll into a bank wearing a crash helmet or balaclava for eminently sensible security reasons and it is just common sense that the same should apply to the burqa and niqab. Why should they be exempt? [Rochdale Online] Read more