Conservatives in Britain Backing Possible Full-Face Veil Ban in France

French Prime Minister François Fillon has asked the top court to help the government draft a law banning the face-veil after a parliamentary panel recommended a partial ban on the wear in hospitals, schools, public transport and government offices.

The anti-burqa camp is gaining grounds in Britain, with calls for a ban. For instance, Philip Hollobone, Conservative MP for Kettering, told the Daily Telegraph, “In my view, and the view of my constituents, wearing the burqa is not an acceptable form of dress and the banning of it should be seriously considered.” Hollobone said the face-veil “goes against the British way of life.” The far-right British National Party has also called for banning it in schools.