The THES seemed quite pleased that the lecturers said no to the government's proposal.
The bit that I particularly liked is this one:
Martha Mundy, a lecturer [Reader, to be precise] at the London School of Economics, dismissed the government plans as having "an overtly security-research agenda" starting from the (false) premise that there is a "link between Islamism, radicalization and terrorism."
This comment really should receive the Osama bin Laden fellow-travelling golden niqab award.
It's good to see the LSE living up to its usual high standards.