08 August 2016

UKIP's Lisa Duffy calls for partial ban on full-face veil

Islamic full-face veils should be banned in shopping centres, public buildings and on public transport, UKIP leadership hopeful Lisa Duffy has said.

She said she did not want a general law banning the veil but there were some places it should not be allowed.

The councillor - one of six vying for leader - also said she would close Islamic schools and ban Sharia courts.

Meanwhile, MEP candidate Bill Etheridge warned against focusing solely on Islam as it "makes us look small-minded".

Ms Duffy and Mr Etheridge are among a field of six in the race to succeed Nigel Farage as UKIP leader, with the winner to be announced at the party's conference on 15 September. [BBC] Read more