(I restrict my activities here so as not to wreck OH's campaign. I have been known to post under the influence and to be, shall we say, less than temperate on occasion.)
The EU has decided to ban the Muslim veil to pander to popular disquiet at this divisive mask - but they haven't. Not really. Well, they have and at the same time it is not the veil that is banned.
Here is the wording.
"No-one may wear in public places clothes that are aimed at hiding the face," says the text of a new law that is to be presented to parliament in July, according to a copy seen by Le Figaro.
It does not say 'Muslim women forced into wearing a veil against their will is to be stopped'.
It says this is to be stopped:
Hiding from CCTV, the Eye of Pseudogod, must be prevented.
The veil is a convenient excuse.
Be careful what you support. It looks like it won't affect you but think ahead.
Whoever you are, whatever you do, a ban is coming your way. Because you thought bans were a good idea and you voted for them.
Hey, don't look to me for support. I'm a smoker. Remember them?
You'll all be joining us soon.