Living as I do near Edgware Road, I see scores of women in hijabs/niqabs every day. There even a fair few of those truly bizarre brass nose-guard things that make the wearer look like a Star Wars extra. And it is faintly creepy – an awful lot of human interaction is done by eye contact and body language, and it’s a bit unsettling to see people so utterly cut off from human contact. I’d certainly be unhappy if my daughter was looked after or taught by someone wearing one. But ultimately, so long as it’s none of my business, it’s none of my business. In any event, I doubt there are quite so many niqabs on the mean streets of Kettering.