From the sublime of dysfunctional energy policy to the ridiculous of banning Qat. Raedwald has a tongue-in-cheek take in support of this, and I'll offer another perspective.
Readers may recall I was once heavily involved in local government politics, and still engage across a fairly wide spectrum of local-government type issues. As such I get to meet a lot of members of 'di communidee' - well, several 'communities' - and hear all sorts of stuff that middle-class folk don't necessarily encounter day-to-day.
The Somali 'community' has long seen the Qat ban coming: and the womenfolk in particular are appalled. They say - and who knows better? - that it is only the Qat that keeps their menfolk from making their lives intolerable. By inference, if they are right, one could imagine that intolerable behaviours may well extend in other directions too.
If there is any serious attempt to enforce this ban (on which score which one may legitimately be skeptical) I expect we shall all find out.