News that the EU will allow the banning of headscarves in the workplace has been greeted with outrage by well-known headscarf wearer Hilda Ogden.
“I think it’s a disgrace that a respectable woman can’t wear a headscarf to do her job,” said the Rovers Return cleaning lady.
“I’ve cleaned that pub for 23 years, and I’ve never had any complaints, thank you very much. There’s no one can tell me it’d be any cleaner if I wasn’t wearing my headscarf.”
The ruling comes after two women were dismissed from their jobs following a refusal to remove their headscarves at work.
“Oh, I’d like to see Jack Walker tell me to take my headscarf off. I’d like to see that, oh yes. He’d get a piece of my mind and no mistake.
“Mind, I don’t think even he’d be as daft as to think that wearing a head scarf or not wearing a headscarf has anything to do with anything. So long as I kept the place looking respectable, that’s all that mattered to that one.”
The EU’s position on curlers and a pinny is currently unknown.