A NORTH West MEP has called for a ban on burkas and niqabs being worn in public buildings in Britain.

UKIP’s deputy leader Paul Nuttall has said that International Women’s Day today was an “opportunity” to call for the empowerment of women and “free them from the tyranny of the veil”.


He said: “We live in dangerous times when security is all important and it is vital that people’s faces can be seen. Just as importantly we live in a civilised liberal society and why should women be anonymised in this way?”

“All free thinking women should be supporting a ban on full face coverings in public buildings."