UKIP has reacted angrily to a statement today from the Council of Europe when it said that it would oppose a ban on burkas.
“It is frankly nothing to do with the Strasbourg do-gooder Council to make decisions like this”, said UKIP’s Paul Nuttall.
“If the UK decides to ban the burka in public places it is solely the concern of the people of the UK.”
“Banning the burka is a proportionate response to security concerns,” he said.
“Will the Council of Europe stop banks and airports from banning crash helmets? No! Then they shouldn’t interfere in this either.”