There’s been a lot of talk in the press lately about whether or not British women should be wearing the Islamic face veil, following the proposal for a burka ban made by ex-UKIP leader Nigel Farage.
In the Times today, Alice Thomson wrote that she agreed with Farage because:
“It allows for no communication, no empathy and it’s deeply impractical.”
“All the Muslim women I know detest this garment but are afraid to say so because it is a mark of disloyalty.”
But when I asked people on the streets of Islington, not everybody agreed: