David Cameron to Support Banning of Muslim Veils in Certain Places
David Cameron has said that he would be happy to to support certain institutions banning women from wearing full face veils in certain places.
Although he agreed to it under some circumstances he does not agree with the full ban on veils saying that the UK is a ‘free country and people should be free to wear whatever clothes they like in public or in private’.
Mr Cameron told BBC1′s Andrew Marr Show: ‘But we should support those institutions that need to put in place rules so that those institutions can work properly.
‘So for instance in a school, if they want that particular dress code, I believe the government should back them. The same for courts, the same for immigration.
‘I think we should back those institutions that want to have sensible policies that actually have a particular purpose.’
He does agree with banning the veil in the court room saying:
‘Obviously, in court the jury needs to be able to look at someone’s face. I’ve sat on a jury, that’s part of what you do,’ the prime minister continued.
‘When someone is coming into the country, an immigration officer needs to see someone’s face.
‘In a school, it’s very difficult to teach unless you can look at your pupils in the eye.’