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Straw’s defence of veil comments fails to defuse row

Former foreign secretary Jack Straw has said he was concerned the veil was a “visible demonstration of separateness” as he defended his request that Muslim women remove it when they come to his constituency surgeries. Straw also admitted Friday that he would rather Muslim women did not wear veils at all as he expressed disquiet over the development of “parallel communities” in Britain. Full Story

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