Liberal Democrat MP Jeremy Browne
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Jeremy Browne calls for debate on wearing veils in public

Liberal Democrat MP Jeremy Browne says a debate should take place on whether women should be allowed to wear veils in public.

Mr Browne said he was "uneasy" about restricting freedoms, but urged a national debate on the state's role in stopping veils being imposed on school girls, who he believes may feel pressured to wear the veil.

It comes after Birmingham Metropolitan College dropped a ban on pupils wearing full-face veils.

  • 16 Sep 2013
  • From the section UK
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