We must applaud the EU measures to enshrine the right to breastfeed their babies, infants and juniors in public in law. As Ann Sinnott remarks in her book 'Breastfeeding older children', society reserves some odd looks for the mother who wishes to continue to breastfeed up to the age of eleven or so in public. But what better reward could there be at the school gates for a tired Year Seven pupil having just endured SATS and double history than to put down his text-books and take up mother's open and waiting breasts?
The sight of an eight year old suckling greedily away on the bus or the train whilst adjusting his iPlayer may not be to everyone's taste, but the Eurocrats are brave enough to withstand the disapproval that will roll across the Manche Francais. And indeed, what could be more natural and welcoming than being served in McDonalds by a young African woman with her infant at hip and clamped to her nipple?
In fact the whole idea of women wearing clothing at all is an alien and unnatural concept, and Europe should return to an Eden-like naturalness where women feel free to go about in public without any clothing whatsoever.