Burkini

Last summer, feminists defended the burkini. Will they now defend the bikini?

30 July 2017 9:39

If there was a buzzword from last summer then it was surely ‘burkini’. The media got its swimsuit in a…

France’s burkini row returns

2 May 2017 12:35

Bad weather swept across southern France over the May Day holiday but summer is just around the corner and with…

A French mayor’s defence of the burkini ban

5 September 2016 13:38

Béziers’s mayor Robert Ménard is adamant that France’s highest court has got it wrong. ‘The burkini should be banned, it’s a…

Podcast: Is it wrong to ban the burkini?

1 September 2016 14:08

For about a year now, James Delingpole and I have been doing a regular podcast for Ricochet, the American website…

France’s burkini ban was an own goal for secularism

26 August 2016 17:00

I’ve always hated the beach. The water? Great. The sunshine? Terrible. It starts with the hot trek across the sands…

France is right to ban the burkini

25 August 2016 17:39

May I interrupt, for a moment, the howls of anguish from those liberals in uproar at the news that authorities…

The burkini ban is a political ruse

24 August 2016 13:34

Private Eye used to run a column called the ‘Neo-philes’, listing some of the endless cases of hacks saying ‘X…

Women must be free to wear the bikini – and the burkini

24 August 2016 10:42

‘Let’s play a game. Yohji or Burkini?’ a friend and fellow fashion writer in Paris lazily suggested. We were sitting by…