The papers are feigning shock at the results of a YouGov survey that suggests the British public favour a Burqa ban by 2:1. The ban would enjoy wider support if it were not portrayed as a racist assault on Moslems rather than a measure to ensure equity, justice and fairness.
The Hijab and Chadoor (1 and 2 above) are really no different to a nun's wimple - or to the sight of all women in a catholic church wearing headscarves to cover their hair, a sight I remember well from youth. However, it is the Niqab and the Burka (3 and 4) that cause real problems.
What is the biggest cohort of unemployed persons in Britain? Moslem women. The unemployment rate - and therefore poverty, disadvantage, poor health, disease, deprivation and exclusion - amongst Moslem women is sky-high. We must, for their own good and that of our nation, get these Moslem women out of their houses and into work and off benefits. However, the Niqab and Burqa are as good as making these women unemployable - they present insurmountable barriers in any job that requires communication and are a significant health and safety hazard in many working environments in which goods, machinery, plant or equipment is moving about. Getting your Burqa caught on a loose heavy steel staple on a conveyor belt and being dragged into deadly machinery is no joke.
So whilst Moslem women are quite free to adopt this dress at home, I'd suggest it just presents too many hazards and disadvantages to be permitted in public. The danger to others is clear; imagine being stuck behind women in Burqas when a department store is on fire and is being evacuated; they cannot safely read exit routes or instructions and could delay others, leading to death and serious injury.
Sorry, for their good and for ours, these things must be banned in public. And soon, before innocent people die.