U.K.: Use of a weighing scale to measure political correctness

There is a tradition in High Wycombe, United Kingdom that consist in weighing the ruling politicians in public in order to see if politicians and dignitaries have been “overindulging” during their time in office.


Mayor of High Wycombe is weighed-in

Mayor of High Wycombe is weighed-in

This year, the newly elected mayor, Cllr Hanif said he is proud to become the new mayor of the town and wants traditions like the mayor weigh-in event to continue.

According to folklore, the ceremony began when a visiting monarch observed the mayor being drunken disorderly and declared that any future mayors will be weighed at the start and end of their tenure.

Source: Bucks Free Press