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Ken Clarke: Full face veil 'most peculiar costume'

3 November 2013 Last updated at 13:38 GMT

The former justice secretary, Ken Clarke, has said that the full face veil for Muslim women is a "most peculiar costume".

He was speaking about the issue of Muslim females wearing the clothing when they give evidence in court.

Mr Clarke told Radio 4's The World This Weekend that they should not be allowed to because it would be almost impossible to have a proper trial if someone is in, what he referred to, a "kind of bag".