Sample size matters

Spokesman for British retailer Tesco: “We do not think this skirt is inappropriate and neither do the parents we’ve talked to.”

Except, of course, the many parents who are so troubled by the hem-hiked mini-skirts you’re marketing to nine year-olds that they feel compelled to protest, just as they did when you tried to sell padded bikini tops to little girls.

So other than normal parents in possession of an ounce of common sense, nobody seems to be offended. To think, this was once the land of Winston Churchill and Maggie Thatcher.