Hit or Miss... The hoodie, the bad and the ugly

A PR nightmare was on the cards when Tory MP Ann Widdecombe arrived, film crew in tow, at the Andover estate in Islington, ready to expose local hoodies for ITV's Tonight with Trevor McDonald. But Islington Council managed to turn the threat around. Councillors wrote to local papers, accusing Widdecombe of provoking local youths; London Councils' website condemned the programme. Finally, an impromptu campaign group raised £7,000 and made its own Youtube documentary, Beyond The Hoodie.

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