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EU calls kilts “womenswear”

Kilts are for girls – They’re branded womenswear (Daily Record, 10 November 2003, page 1)
Eurocrats have ruled that the kilt is “womenswear”. Spaniard Pedro Solbes, an EU commissioner, insists our national dress should be listed as a skirt on official forms. And kiltmakers could be fined up to £1000 if they don’t comply….

A questionnaire was apparently recently sent to manufacturers that requested that kilts be listed as “women’s apparel”. However it was not sent by Eurostat, the EU’s statistical branch, but by the UK Office of National Statistics.