The government should not tell women what to wear, the home secretary has said, amid ongoing debate over the use of full-face veils.

Theresa May said it was up to women to make a choice about what clothes they wear, including veils, although there would be some circumstances when it would be necessary to ask for them to be removed.

Her comments came after a judge ruled that a Muslim woman will be allowed to stand trial while wearing a full-face veil but must remove it while giving evidence. [Read more…]