Conservative MP Philip Hollobone's bid to ban the burka


Conservative MP Philip Hollobone has tabled a private members bill to ban "certain face coverings" in public and he explains his objection to the burka.

A ban on burka-like Islamic veils in all public places is expected to be passed by France's lower house of parliament and the new offence would carry a 150 euro fine and in some cases citizenship classes. It follows a similar vote for a ban in Belgium's parliament.

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