These libertarians can be compared to those politicians in the Republican party during the US Civil War who riled at Lincoln’s suspension of habeas corpus. In normal times such a move would be correctly deemed as an illegal overreach, but we’re not living in normal times.
Denmark’s burka ban prospects unclear as Liberal MP, libertarians cast doubt
Former minister for food and the environment Eva Kjer Hansen confirmed to Ritzau on Wednesday that she would vote against the proposal, which was announced by justice minister Søren Pape Poulsen on Tuesday.
That comes despite the Liberal party’s parliamentary group leader Søren Gade saying that MPs would not be given free reign to vote how they pleased over the issue.
Hansen has previously spoken out against a proposed ban on the religious garment, calling it “out of proportion”.
Meanwhile, the libertarian Liberal Alliance party, a member of the three-party coalition, has said that it would allow its members to vote as they saw fit over the proposal.
Earlier this week, the government formally proposed a ban on Islamic full-face veils such as the niqab and burqa in public spaces, making it likely to become the next European country to restrict the wearing of the religious garment.