David Cameron backs Birmingham college’s decision to ban Muslim veils

A Birmingham college’s decision to ban Muslim face veils for security reasons has been backed by David Cameron today despite an outcry from some students.

The Prime Minister believes education institutes can enforce their own rules on school uniform but Nick Clegg said he was “uneasy” about the ban.

The news was greeted with anger by some Birmingham Metropolitan College students with one 17-year-old Muslim, who did not wish to be named, labelling it “disgusting”.

The new rules, which were broken to one prospective Muslim student at the start of term, also bans the wearing of hoodies and hats to make students more identifiable.

The Prime Minister’s spokesman said: “The point I would make on this is that we back schools being able to set and enforce their own school uniform policies.”

Daily Express, 12 September 2013