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UKIP's main focus should not become anti-Islam, the party's MEP in Wales has said.

Nathan Gill has criticised his party's general election campaign pledge to ban full face veils worn by Muslim women.

He said the move to announce it early in the campaign meant the party could not talk about anything else.

Mr Gill told BBC Wales, government should not dictate what "you can and can't wear" and said he did not want to associate himself with the campaign.

UKIP said the veil was an "instrument of oppression", adding it sought to "lift the veil" on "that oppression" and it had been banned in other countries.


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