UKIP Will Ban the Burka in Public as Part of their Manifesto

Paul Nuttall, the leader of UKIP, has confirmed that the party will include a pledge to ban the burka in their General Election manifesto. He also confirmed in an interview that the party would seek to ban sharia courts, but Jewish courts would not be affected in the proposals.

Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show, Nuttall said:

“There’s the issue of integration. I don’t believe you can integrate fully and enjoy the fruits of British society if you can’t see people’s faces. I can’t walk into a bank with a balaclava on or a crash helmet, if I can’t do it and other people can’t do it, I don’t see why there are special interests for certain people”.