I may be a bit late to this, but Cameron's hoodie love-in, is just as ridiculous as Blair's support of hoody bans last year.
Lately, as the father of a five year old, I have spent many a summer evening round the sort of park that the Daily Mail caricature of Britain suggests should be full of menacing, hooded, disaffected substance-abusing teens, but I just don't see it. It seems to me that the vast majority of the teenage boys there are engaged in good natured, pick-up football games. If anything, the occasional reprobates swigging cider and swearing on the swings are more likely to be girls.
There's a paddling pool in the part as well, and - come to think of it - when I look at Ben and his crew splashing around in their swimming costumes I don't see a lot of evidence of the looming child obesity epidemic either.
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