UKIP's proposed ban on full veils worn by some Muslim women has "great public support", the party's deputy leader has claimed.

Peter Whittle said wearing a burka or niqab is "an absolute symbol of the subjectification of women".

UKIP wants no new Islamic schools in the state system until the Muslim community "is better integrated".

But Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas likened UKIP's integration agenda to "full throttled Islamaphobia".

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