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General election 2017: UKIP manifesto to pledge a burka ban

Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr show Mr Nuttall said wearing a burka or niqab in public was a barrier to integration and a security risk.

Muslim women who defied the ban would face a fine, he suggested.

UKIP's "integration agenda", to be launched on Monday, will also propose outlawing sharia law.

Mr Nuttall told the programme: "We have a heightened security risk at the moment and for CCTV to be effective you need to see people's faces.