A Ukip leadership candidate is calling for a ban on Muslim women wearing a veil in public buildings, shopping centres and on buses and trains.

Lisa Duffy will also demand the closure of Islamic faith schools until the problem of Islamist terrorism is dealt with, as well as a "complete and comprehensive ban" on sharia courts in the UK.

In a speech in London, Duffy will say her proposals are designed to foster integration, arguing: "Muslims who were born in this country ... are as British as I am and I simply want them to feel as British as I do."

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