The Home Office released this statement yesterday:
It is not for government to say what people can and cannot wear. Such a proscriptive approach would be out of keeping with our nation’s longstanding record of tolerance. Accordingly we do not support a ban on wearing the burka.
That’s a welcome statement. There’s also a demo today at the French embassy to protest against the French ban, which comes into effect today.
Monday 11 April, 6pm
Outside the French Embassy: 58 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7JT (nearest tube Knightsbridge)
Called by Unite Against Fascism and One Society Many Cultures
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