All this comes from the press conference last week, where the PM was asked about the news that morning that a shopping centre in Kent has banned teenagers wearing hoodies (oddly, following their publicity stunt, that same centre has reported a 23% increase in visitors compared to the same weekend last year).
He answered the question and concluded as follows.
And I think if that means that in situations like the Bluewater centre that they just simply say we are not going to do it, we are not going to have these people, I am afraid that is just the way it is, then I would back that up completely.
The full, verbatim transcript is here.
So does the PM want to ban hoodies or does he just back Bluewater in their decision? Make up your own minds.
By the way, John H made his maiden speech today. Catch Hansard tomorrow morning for the full exciting details and watch out for a review here later after I have trawled it for pearls of wisdom.
Sadly, John couldn't be bothered to find out that Danny Alexander is the Liberal Democrat MP for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey (not 'something and other'). But who needs accuracy?