And further proof of a slow news week ...
Last time I looked Britain was still supposed to be a free country despite the best efforts of Gordon Brown and Jacqui Smith to the contrary. And the sumptuary laws regulating what people could wear fell into disrepute centuries ago.
So what on earth are we supposed to make of the fact that a list of the top stories of last week on the Friday evening thread at "Political Betting" here included, admittedly in last place, this article
in the Daily Telegraph about how Mumsnet, and half the 2,000 people who filled in a YouGov poll, think men who wear red trousers look silly.
Let me make clear: I do not own a pair of red trousers and cannot recall wearing such a garment at any time in the past couple of decades.
But if I did decide to wear a pair of red trousers it would be none of Mumsnet's business, none of Yougov's business and none of the Daily Telegraph's businesss.
As with almost every garment of almost any colour I suspect that there are some blokes, usually those who would look cool in practically anything, who can make red trousers look great and others who would look like idiots in them. Most of the latter would look bad in almost anything but, as David Brin once wrote, "Sic Biscuit Disintegratum." (That's the way the cookie crumbles.)
Do none of the people who posted on Mumsnet, commissioned the Yougov survey, or completed it have anything better to do than answer or debate ludicrous questions about what colour trousers people wear? The expression "get a life" rather springs to mind.
As I say, obviously a slow news week ...