‘Never mind what the woman thinks, wearing a veil is offensive to me’!

“A robustness of attitude against the subordination of women is growing among us, and the wearing of the full veil is seen (accurately, despite the protests of some Muslims) as an outward manifestation of that subordination. It is not acceptable; it has to stop; and we should say so….”

Matthew Parris in the Times, 27 August 2005