In The Week magazine: does niqab have any place in UK?
Or would it be even more un-British to ban it? Plus: kingmaker Clegg and not-so-clever dolphins
DOES the full-face veil have any place in Britain? Is it an affront to our values to see Muslim women walking around wearing this symbol of separation and isolation? Or would banning it be worse - even more un-British?
But what about in schools? At airport security? In banks? The niqab, which has long represented a political fault-line in Britain, is the subject of the Controversy of the Week in the latest issue of The Week magazine, on sale now
Normal service has resumed in British politics, and the conference season has kicked off with the Liberal Democrats assembling in Glasgow. Unpopular as Nick Clegg now is, he's still a power in the land: he is likely to be the kingmaker at the next election, and this week he announced free school meals for all children in the first three years of primary school.
Also in Issue 938: why Dolpins are no cleverer than chickens; “boring snoring” MPs; and an obituary of the man who invented the After Eight.