The British government has announced that elaborate powdered wigs are to be reintroduced to everyday life, in a symbolic break with the EU and a celebration of Britain’s glorious past.
Prime Minister Theresa May said that: “the return of the iconic periwig to daily life in the civil service, our armed forces and schools and hospitals recalls those days when Britons traded across the world and administered a happy, grateful empire. It is a symbol of our independence and wish to live a sovereign national life in the early 19th century.”
Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage welcomed the news:
“Until we were conned into joining the EU, every British man and woman wore an elegant, outsize wig every day and lived in a Georgian country house with coloured servants, who also wore wigs. Donning our wigs again will be one of the first tangible benefits which Brexit brings to the ordinary person in Britain.”