Ban burkinis? We should ban suits, says man in epic shut down


One man has shifted the debate away from banning burkinis... to banning suits instead.

Henry Stewart, from London, responded to France's efforts to ban the burkini on beaches in a novel fashion, by suggesting we should ban suits - after all, men in suits have done quite a lot of damage.

Demonstrators stage a beach party outside the French Embassy, in Knightsbridge, London, in protest at the French government's decision to ban women from wearing burkinis.
(Dominic Lipinski/PA)

"No woman in a burqa (or a hijab or a burkini) has ever done me any harm," wrote Henry in a letter to the Guardian.

"But I was sacked (without explanation) by a man in a suit. Men in suits mis-sold me pensions and endowments, costing me thousands of pounds. A man in a suit led us on a disastrous and illegal war. Men in suits led the banks and crashed the world economy. Other men in suits then increased the misery to millions through austerity.

"If we are to start telling people what to wear, maybe we should ban suits," finished Henry in his absolutely epic shut down.

Henry for Prime Minister?