MP's burkha ban is part of 'alternative Queen's speech'

Philip Hollobone Credit: ITV News Anglia

A Northamptonsire MP is putting forward three parliamentary bills of his own today as part of what he calls an " alternative Queens Speech'.

The measures which Kettering MP Philip Hollobone is introducing include proposals to ban people from wearing face coverings in public places.

He said:

"If we have a society where more and more people go around covering their faces, whether it be with a balaclava or a burkha, we're never going to have a place where everybody can smile, wave and say hello to each other and recognise each other in the street.

"I don't want to live in a country like that."