Speaking about Muslim women giving evidence in court, Ken Clarke said that the veil is "a kind of bag" and "a most peculiar
The five things you need to know on Monday 4 November 2013... 1) SIXTY TWO BILLION REASONS TO STAY IN THE EU Is the pro-EU
Former justice secretary Ken Clarke has said Muslim women giving evidence in court should not be able to wear the face veil
Why has Britain become so obsessed with an item of clothing known as the niqab worn by a minority of women? In the last few weeks there has been an influx of media commentaries and heightened discourse on this issue.
More than half the British public think that Muslim women SHOULD NOT be allowed to wear the niqab in public. A ComRes opinion
As a white University Lecturer, I must admit that when Burquared students first started appearing in the lecture theatre, I was alarmed. How, I wondered, could I teach students whose faces were not visible?... A couple years on, I can now safely say that you get used to students whose faces are obscured.
The right to autonomy, self-determination, freedom, liberty, call it what one may, is a core component of a democracy - democracy resembling a house of cards; take a fundamental piece out and the whole structure will eventually collapse in on itself...
Would a judge be happy being addressed by a barrister wearing a face veil? It’s a tough question, and one the UK’s most senior
The state should back institutions such as schools, courthouses and immigration centres which require individuals to remove
The disproportionate amount of attention this has received, at the neglect of other far more pressing concerns about justice, health and education, indicates that many of those stoking the debate have ulterior motives.