I have received an outraged email from a constituent in Barton-on-Sea, disgusted at the actions of the Supreme Court of France, because of its failure to uphold bans by the local mayors of the Cote d’ Azur, banning burkinis. Alas, the court is not accountable to me, and the French must sort out their own affairs.
In any event, I am confident that no burkinis have been seen in Barton-on-Sea, or on any other beach in the New Forest parliamentary division.
Am I disappointed?
I have always taken the view that people should feel free to show off as little or as much as they like, when it comes to beachwear. Like any hot blooded male however, I appreciate beauty, which can sometimes enhanced by a bikini. Equally, often there can be something quite attractive, alluring, even sensual, about concealment. It leaves more to the imagination.
Whilst there are of course exceptions, as a general rule, most of us look far better with all our clothes on.