The French government is expected to announce extreme new laws preventing women from wearing any clothes in public. Nicholas Sarkozy has long been an advocate of "sexy politique" and if he gets his way then French women could be seen in the nude very soon.
The French are claiming that it is for security reasons only. One senior officer in the Gendarme said "Honestly, it's just so our officers can easily identify people. And it's just so typically French. You English are so hung up about nakedness."
Human rights groups have slammed the proposals, suggesting that dictating to women what they can-or, rather, cannot wear-breaches their human rights. Further, some women are concerned that they may get seat belt burns when they are out driving.
The Belgian government are said to be watching developments with interest, and a European-wide ban may follow if the Germans can be persuaded. Meanwhile, Britain may opt out of any such scheme. Neither Gordon Brown or David Cameron are said to be in favour. Only Nick Clegg has so far expressed an interest in naked women.
Eurostar is expecting brisk business once the plans are finalised.