Yeah, I can’t believe it. A shopping centre is banning hoods, with the full backing of John Prescott.
I never really got this sort of logic. It’s a kind of middle class sneering at the proles. The thinking seems to go as follows: Burberry cap = ned = criminal.
Why not skip the first two? Have a go at the criminals, not the Burberry caps.
So, more Maoism for teachers and nurses and yet another crackdown on the track-suited fraternity?
Personally, I’d like to see a crackdown on the number of crackdowns – they’ve got to unmanageable proportions…
Sometimes I wear a hooded top, and I wouldnâ€™t take it off just to go to your fucking mall. But thatâ€™s not really the whole issue in this case, is it? Look what else is prohibited:
The rules outline the standard of behaviour expected, including not smoking, leafleting, or canvassing on site.
Your right to peaceful protest does not apply here.
Weâ€™re very concerned that some of our guests donâ€™t feel at all comfortable in what really is a family environment.
A shopping centre is a family environment, it seems. God forbid you should let the real world into it, you might put the customers – whoops! sorry, the guests – off of their dreams of consumption.