^ Off topic response to the above, so don't read if you're not interested.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Edited by bboysdontcryy - 5/29/13 at 10:22am
Growing up, I had corporal punishment in schools.Things might be different now. Every thing, including syllabi were (are) systematized, uniforms are worn, school rules are recited etc. In the UK, I feel that schools still adopt a very paternalistic stance, in stark contrast with schools in the US. Even in university, there's a clear sense of hierarchy, unlike in the US where I felt students were treated as equals (obviously, not intellectual equals). Some schools still choose to preserve their archaic ways like wearing academic gowns to exams etc. The celebration of British pagentry, to the idea of a monarchy (symbolic as it may be) in this epoch are what some might feel are examples of an attempt to adhere to customs that are disconnected from the modern day. This difference is thrown into sharp relief when one adopts a comparative perspective, notably in a comparison to the US, or Naples.
Laws (like strict liability ones) are massively in need of an overhaul.
Edit: Brilliant, there's a thread on uniform and some ex-students document how rigid school life, to take one example, was (is) like in the UK -- http://www.styleforum.net/t/340386/school-dress-codes-have-they-influenced-how-you-dress
You're right, though, that rigid tailoring, is bad tailoring.