Page last updated at 22:20 GMT, Monday, 19 July 2010 23:20 UK

'Burka ban' MP meets veiled women in Whitechapel

Newsnight has taken MP Philip Hollobone to meet veiled women on the streets of Whitechapel after he tabled a private members bill to ban "certain face coverings" in public.

The Conservative MP asked one woman if she could understand that some people saw the burka as "unnatural", but was told that people should appreciate wearing it is a choice to do so.

Broadcast on Monday 19 July 2010.


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