Hirsute campaigners permit shaving of beards after Met Office hot weather warning

In Uncategorized on July 23, 2018 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

Press Release 23rd July Contact Keith Flett 07803 167266



Jeremy Corbyn at Tolpuddle 2018 (Keith Flett)

The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said that for the first time in its history it is permitting supporters to temporarily shave their beards due to the extremely hot weather in parts of the UK which is forecast to continue for at least the next week. The Met Office has issued an Amber weather warning for some areas of the country until Friday.

The campaigners say that there is a precedent in beard history for the move. When Marx travelled to Algeria in 1882 just before the end of his life he found conditions so hot that he shaved his iconic beard.

However the advice is a guideline only and the BLF says that some may simply wish to trim their beards a little as this can protect against the sun and have a general cooling influence. This was the approach taken by one of Britain’s most well-known beard wearers Jeremy Corbyn when he appeared at the annual Tolpuddle rally in Dorset on Sunday.

BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, the problem is that in the kind of extremely hot weather that we have been experiencing the strength of the sun can damage the follicles and cause serious harm to the beard. By trimming the area of follicles exposed to the sun is reduced as is the potential damage. Alternatively as an exceptional measure we are permitting shaving of the beard this week. It is really up to individuals whether they follow the Karl Marx or Jeremy Corbyn model.

The campaigners say that the temporary dispensation to trim or shave the beard will remain in force until July 30th when it will be reviewed.


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