Rants & Raves

Advertising

There is a topic which threatens to induce daily apoplexy: intrusive advertising. Now, I recognise that advertising is necessary, and I would not and could not ban it entirely. But what I would ban, and would want to ban actually, is its intrusiveness. A few examples. Clothing with large and garish trademarks, and not simply those sponsoring sports, of which more in a moment, but everyday items of wear. I cannot walk through the streets or through a straw without knowing who made the anorak, the police, often the footwear, the baseball cap. And I don’t want to have that in

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