Despite pressure from some quarters the government have so far refrained from announcing face masks as compulsory wear in public spaces.
But at a Cobra meeting yesterday the cabinet considered a move to announce the hijab as mandatory for everybody while outside.
As the news broke a loud scream was heard from an address in Chelsea where Nigel Farage was melting down quicker than mercury in a bonfire and insisting that it would be an infringement of his basic human right to be a racist arsehole. He said he’ll challenge any rules around compulsory clothing that is not a pin-striped suit and bowler hat, and that if necessary he’ll take it to ‘an independent higher authority’ such as Donald Trump who recently announced that he has ‘complete and total control’ over the UK and its approach to Coronavirus.
A government spokesman said that while face masks cover the nose and mouth, a full hijab would provide far greater protection for both the wearer and those around them. The move is likely to be controversial and Mr Farage has already had a ‘losing his shit’ moment on his YouTube channel in which he flew into a rage and said that if mandatory hijab wearing is brought in, he won’t leave his house under any circumstances even to buy necessities – a move which has been described as a ‘win-win.’