Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf
Well that just sort of implies that the public are thick, so thick that they don't understand that banning the burka means banning the burka, and I don't like that. Especially after three years of middle class Remainers calling Leavers thick and ill-informed, when the opposite is true.
Yes, some are thick and so will confuse a hijab for a burqa. If the law doesn't mention the burqa but just bans covering most of the face, then in practical terms, the law would ban the burqa without confusing the public with a word they don't know the meaing of.
For good measure, you could mention that this would allow a chador because a chador doesn't cover the face. And yes, some might not know what a chador is either, so you might need to specify that it wouldn't affect hijabs either. For a visual, you might even need to present an image of a chador and one of a burqa next to each other so they can see the difference. You'll need to point out which is which and specify that this would apply only to government workers, and an exception could be made if a person wants to cover a facial scar for example (because you know they'll bring up exceptional cases).