UKIP leadership candidate Lisa Duffy discusses banning the veil with talkRADIO's Sam Delaney

In a heated interview with talkRADIO presenter Sam Delaney, Duffy defended her comments, saying the rule was aimed at "making people feel comfortable and safe" in areas of high security, such as banks and airports

"Why shouldn't Muslim women born in this country have the same rights and laws as me?" asks UKIP candidate Lisa Duffy

Monday, August 8, 2016

UKIP leadership candidate Lisa Duffy has found herself in hot water today over her proposals to introduce a 'show your face in a public place' rule which would ban women from wearing a veil in some public places.

In a heated interview with talkRADIO presenter Sam Delaney, Duffy defended her comments, saying the rule was aimed at "making people feel comfortable and safe" in areas of high security, such as banks and airports.

"UKIP is very good at talking about things that other people don’t want to talk about," she said. "All around the country people are saying to me 'well done' for putting yourself out there and talking about difficult issues.

"I’m not afraid to go out and talk about things. I want to work with the Muslim community, and I want them to work with us."

Listen to the full debate above, as Sam challenges Lisa Duffy about her comments, and let us know what YOU think 

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