Friday, May 16, 2008


Judges to wear headgear from other historical periods

The decision of the Lord Chief Justice to abandon traditional judge's wigs dating back 300 years is facing opposition from within the legal profession, it has been revealed.

‘First of all, we are very upset that the Lord Chief Justice told everyone it was a wig,’ said one judge. ‘If we felt self-conscious about losing our hair and chose to go into a profession in which wigs came with the job, we don’t necessarily want the boss letting everyone in on the trade secret!’

But many other lawyers are sad about the proposed break with the past and feel that the reforms are an opportunity to remember periods other than the 1700s, and so have taken to wearing headgear from other periods of England’s colourful history.

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