I read Joshua Rozenberg’s article on the European court’s ruling that the French and Belgian burka/niqab ban was legal.
The English solicitor representing the applicant is reported as saying: ‘The real danger that this new approach poses is that the rights of minorities may in future be outweighed by the wider public interest of living together in harmony.’
Sorry, why is that a danger? It is surely a benefit, so I would suppose, although perish the thought that a majority should have any rights at all.
James Pinder, partner, DWF, Preston