Does anyone else find this creepy?
Mr Straw, who is the MP for a Lancashire town where Muslims make up about a quarter of the population, said he was seeking true "face-to-face" conversations with constituents.
"The value of a meeting, as opposed to a letter or phone call, is that you can - almost literally - see what the other person means, and not just hear what they say."
I tend to discern intentions from what people have to say even when they’re right in front of me. It’s what Darwin gave us hearing for. Jack says that veils and whatnot are a "visible statement of separation". Well so is everything else about anyone’s appearance that is different from someone else. And if an item of clothing, for instance, enforces a sense that one is separate from Jack Straw, then to my mind it can only be an advantage.
And anyway, what about her tits Jack? Tits, after all, can be very revealing. I say: show me the tits, and the woman within is revealed. If she’s got the right to cover her tits, then how come she’s not got the right to cover her face? And if Jack the Peeper thinks he’s got the right to whip off the veil, why can’t all us blokes get ourselves a damn good eyeful lower down?