Tuesday December 1, 2020

Nadine O'Regan: France left exposed by attempted burkini ban

The country’s desire to maintain its secularist nature is understandable - but its latest clampdown goes too far

28th August, 2016
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Telling other people what to wear is almost always a bad idea.

It’s a bad idea in a domestic setting, say, for example, when you’re about to leave for a wedding and your boyfriend says your dress is hideous. And it’s a bad idea in a public one, say, when an official decides that people need to wear fewer clothes, and enforces a law to this effect.

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