Can't have a bunch of chubby brits wandering around in (read: in danger of falling out of)budgie-smugglers - that upsets the "Think Of da Chil'renz!" brigade. So, they ban budgie-smugglers.
But then, this'll enrage the PC gender-equality brigade, especially given the (fairly sensible) argument that bikinis can leave just as little to the imagination - camels ahoy! This is especially on ladies "of a larger build" - but we can't have a size-based clothing policy can we? this would force us to acknowledge that certain clothes just aren't designed for those of us who are "a little overweight".
So I forsee a banning of bikinis too.
Now don't get me wrong, I'm all for less barely-clad whales hanging around the pool - but it'd be very sad to be deprived of the view of the more decorously-curved of the fairer sex splashing about in enough material to make a (small) hankie. And I'm sure many of the ladies out there* would miss sneaking a peak at the occasional speedo-clad Adonis strutting his (insufferably smug) stuff poolside.
The question I put to you, goot dennizens of El Reg, is this - is it worth losing all the oggling potential a summer's day in the pool provides, in exchange for the reduced risk of accidental rettina-burn from those ill-advised or self-deluding enough to convince that yes, their 300lb bod looks *great* in a thong?
oh yes, and to "protect the chil'runz" of course...
*yes yes, I know, "there are no girls on the internet", let's say I'm speaking hypothetically