Councils across Wales BANNED from using the word ‘purdah’ in case it offends Muslims

It has been widely used for decades to describe a pre-election period in which official government announcements cannot be made.

But it also refers to the Islamic practice in some parts of the world where women are not allowed to be seen.

Panicked council chiefs across the border are now so worried about “religious sensitivities” they have decided to outlaw the word altogether.