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David Mitchell on the Burqa Ban

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"Governments and legislatures shouldn't tell people what they can and can't wear. By doing so, they would, in every sense, be taking a massive liberty. As long as people aren't wearing crotchless jeans outside primary schools or deely boppers with attached sparklers on petrol station forecourts, we've all got the right to wear exactly what the hell we like and I can barely believe that we're having this debate." What are deely boppers, you ask? Please see the illustration to the right. We didn't know they had a name, either! [Boing Boing]