After a shopping mall in Kent took the lead last year and banned youths in hooded tops, the trend is spreading. To a ridiculous extent. Despite being neither youthful nor threatening, retired teacher Betty Wilbraham, 82, was asked to remove her hat at her local pub in Ely, rural Cambridgeshire, because it obscured her face from the pub’s CCTV. Ms Wilbraham, who apparently owns “about 10” hats, was astonished. Landlord Tony Love gave this explanation: “The only people we don’t ask to remove their headgear are the Indians because of religious reasons. Mrs Wilbraham does not understand that the world is changing.” Or, quite understandably, why.
– Will Brown