Tories in Turmoil:
Theresa May puts a burqa on, in a show of opposition to Boris Johnson
"It's not our job to tell women what to wear".
In this photo taken near the Houses of Parliament, three very different MPs made the brave decision to wear a burqa in public together, for just five minutes.
Theresa May in the middle doesn't look too happy - but big smiles from her two political opponents, Labour's Jess Phillips on the left, and Naz Shah (right). All three women agreed to be photographed in support of Women's Rights to wear burkas, and united in their opposition against Boris Johnson's burka comments. May asked that the photo be widely shared on social media "women are scared to leave home in burqas because of Boris Johnson. These women need to see their elected representatives in burqas, we can be, like, role models for them".
How do YOU feel? Do YOU approve of the burqa as suitable attire for women and girls? Would you have the courage to 'go burqa' (or as Boris would put it, 'go letterbox') - just for a day? Or even a few minutes like Theresa May? Let us know, join the conversation
Q. Would Mainstream ban the burqa ?
A. NO. But we would put restrictions in specific places, where there are security or child-welfare issues. These rules would cover ALL forms of masking, not just burkas.