As the now nationwide arguments rage on in schools as to whether boys should wear long trousers, shorts or skirts, well known former pop singer Gary Glitter has thrown his weight - and there is now a fair bit of that - into the affair.
For those unfamiliar with the story, a schoolboy claimed that the school uniform rules preventing him from wearing shorts in hot weather was seriously affecting his exam and studying performance.
However, a doctor has since confirmed that the temperature of a schoolboy's nether regions should not really affect his ability ro recite Shakespeare, complete algebraic equations or discuss the composition of hydrogenated compounds. Unless he was accompanied by Cameron Diaz in a state of undress, but then the entire room temperature would overheat and not just a singular schoolboy, and it was suggested that male teachers - and potentially some female teachers in leathers and bovverboots - would overheat at a much faster rate.
Unfortunately the former glam rocker's reasons why 12-year old boys should wear skirts have been severely censored on the grounds of both good taste or a prison sentence.