Divis women revolt over pyjama ban

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To cheers all around, I’ll take a brief break from Respect to deal with the latest row shaking West Belfast. As recounted on the front page of the current Andytown News, residents at the Ardmoulin Mews flats are up in arms at an attempt by the complex’s warden to ban women from wearing pyjamas in communal areas.

This of course is the infamous “Lower Falls tracksuit”, which is however by no means restricted to West Belfast. It’s now become quite the done thing for working-class women to turn their comfy nightwear into casual daywear. In fact, hardly a morning passes when you don’t see women doing their shopping, or leaving their kids off at school, in their pyjamas. And sometimes furry slippers too. So it is little wonder that the Ardmoulin Mews ladies are furious at some pettifogging bureaucratic restriction on their comfy clothing.

Forgive my cynicism, but I think there’s the basis here for a populist campaign. Taking the success of Save Our Barracks as a template, do I hear Save Our PJs?

4 Comments

  1. October 19, 2007 at 11:54 am

    […] newblog wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptSo it is little wonder that the Ardmoulin Mews ladies are furious at some pettifogging bureaucratic restriction on their comfy clothing. Forgive my cynicism, but I think there’s the basis here for a populist campaign. … […]

  2. October 19, 2007 at 8:12 pm

    A spliffed Jacqui Smith…fab and those PJs are appalling….

  3. nomad said,

    November 6, 2007 at 9:41 am

    It should be banned!!
    If your too lazy to throw some clothes on and all you wanna do is sign on and and watch Jeremy bleedin kyle u should put your kids up for adoption and hang yourself!

    it goes on up and down the uk… every mornin at the school gates..
    Tramps!

  4. bettjon said,

    August 6, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    the facilities such as washroom, rubbish and waste area and phones are all outside the residents flats therefore if a resident wanted to put a wash on in the evening or leave there bin out at night then they had to get redressed!! it wasnt as if we were leaving the building… and im sure u put a wash on whilst in your pjs… so if our washing machines are on the ground floor why shouldnt we! and by the way some of us do work but certain circumstances meant we had to moved to that homeless hostel. small minded people make me sick! open ur eyes to the real world!


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