The burka should be banned because wearing a face cover in public is "strange and offensive" and is detrimental to building a cohesive society, blasted a Tory MP.

The outlawing of the Islamic garment "would be supported by 95 per cent of British people" in the interests of having "a fully integrated society", says Philip Hollobone.

Teachers and police officers should be prohibited from wearing the Muslim garb because "it prevents them from doing their job properly", according to the Kettering-based politician.

Mr Hollobone, 51, told Express.co.uk: "In Western civilisations we take it for granted that we can see everybody's face as part of the natural human condition.

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