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Last year it became known that a number of UK shopping centres were banning hoodies. Someone joked that you could buy one but not walk out of the store wearing it. Then it became known that, after the first shopping centre announced their ban, visits rose by (if I remember correctly) 25%. Blair was quoted endorsing the shopping centres' ban.

A few weeks ago, an elderly woman was thrown out of a pub for wearing a hat "for security reasons" as "it interferes with the CCTV".

Good for the archbishop of York!

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman

by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu May 4th, 2006 at 04:36:27 PM EST

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