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MP's Islamic veil comments cause Twitter backlash

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Sarah Wollaston's tweets on 'offensive' Islamic veils

The Totnes MP Sarah Wollaston says Islamic veils are an 'intolerable subjugation of women which should not be allowed to masquerade as freedom.'

Tory MP refuses to stop government tweet attacks

Dr Sarah Wollaston MP (Con, Totnes), says she will not stop criticising the Government on Twitter, despite the fact that Labour have used her comments to attack Government policies. Here is a sample from her Twitter feed:

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Brains behind Transition Town Totnes awarded

Rob Hopkin's idea was born in Totnes Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The man who co-founded the Transition Towns Movement in Totnes is to be awarded for his work. Rob Hopkins developed the community-led charity that works towards a low carbon future in 2005. Today he will be named a Doctor of Science at a ceremony in Bristol Cathedral.

Get more information on Rob Hopkin's work here.

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