Yet again our local “celeb” has garnished our newspapers with his unique belief he should be able to wear nothing, Stephen Gough aka “The naked rambler” has lost another appeal in the court of European human rights to parade in our streets as God intended, or indeed that is how he sees it.
With public opinion supposedly divided the 54 year old has spent some time behind bars for his defiant behaviour whilst travelling the length of the British Isles, people are split as to whether the former Eastleigh man is causing any real harm or distress, and it is quite obvious how the authorities feel.
Whilst I think that some enjoy the eccentricity of the whole situation, I believe it is more a case of as long as it does not effect them, they would allow this circus of events continue. However, if a man of a similar age was dressed, but revealing his genitalia, opinion would differ, although it is essentially the same scenario in the eyes of the law. The fact he is a veteran of her majesty’s armed forces, only adds to the mystery to his particular plight, but, it is not for nothing that I ask, Why does he wear a hat? and where does he go in winter?