November 27th, 2010

Hidden Agendas?

Posted in The Job - General by 200

So how many people have heard of or seen this?

It’s a Private Members’ Bill which had its first reading recently & appears to be an attempt to ban the burka in England & Wales. I say recently, it was summer this year.  As such, I suppose it’s no longer news are there is little chance that Tory MP, Philip Holborne, will ever get it passed into law. But as I only just came across the details I’ll give it an airing.

The proposed law would make it an offence to wear in public, with a few exceptions such as health & safety equipment, a face covering the main purpose for which is to hide the face. It seems the only exceptions on the grounds of religion would be at a place of worship, rather than anywhere else in public.

I guess it’s similar to the changes made to the laws in France.

Anyone have any thoughts on the matter?

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