Keyword: Laurence Rossignol

French minister compares veil wearers to 'negroes who accepted slavery'

Laurence Rossignol sparked a row after she appeared on French TV and criticised fashion brands that market hijabs as 'irresponsible'.

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France rejects need for new law after smacking rebuke

Family minister said France did not need new legislation but should reconsider value of corporal punishment after Council of Europe's criticism.