Female Muslim students in Ealing have been voicing their opinions over whether or not the niqab should be banned.

Already, Birmingham Metropolitan College has attempted to ban pupils from wearing the veil that covers the entire body, leaving just a slit for the eyes. It back-tracked after criticism from politicians and a petition with 8,000 signatures.

Despite this, Liberal Democrat MP Jeremy Browne has called for a national debate on the issue, arguing that the state should step in to prevent young women from having the full-face veil imposed upon them.

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