Skirts. For years part of the school playground life. Now they are under threat from a Government which is taking equal rights legislation to new extremes. The skirt is accused of discriminating against girls who want to live as boys.
The brainchild of this new policy is Harriet Harmless, Minister for Daft Ideas.
The plan has met with opposition in staff rooms. stig O'Treacy, Head of PE at St Scoats said "If the girls can't wear skirts then I'm out of here. It's what attracted me to the job in the first place. A bit of leg makes covering double maths possible. I'll go mad without it."
We think that the Government is mad. It needs its trousers pulled down and six of the best administered.