Ukip pledges to ban the burka and outlaw Sharia law as party’s election manifesto aims at core supporters

Ukip pledges to ban the burka and outlaw Sharia law as party’s election manifesto aims at core supporters, by Ben Riley-Smith.

Ukip will promise on Monday to ban the burka from being worn in public as it shelves a rebrand that was planned before the election.

The party’s first election manifesto pledges will be based on its an “integration agenda” aimed at its core supporters.

Sharia law – the religious rules that form part of Islamic tradition – will be outlawed in the UK under the party’s proposals. …

Ukip faces the challenge of explaining to voters why it remains relevant after Britain voted to leave the EU last year.

The party’s support has dropped from close to 13 per cent in the 2015 general election to around 7 per cent, according to recent polls.

hat-tip Stephen Neil