Thursday, January 20, 2011

Tory MP Nadhim Zahawi lets one off in the House of Commons lasts a full 20 seconds, it is picked up by mic, MP's did know where to look!

Dear All

Politics is a serious business!

However Tory MP Nadhim Zahawi's brought a touch of lightness to the House of Commons as his musical tie went off while making a speech.

As he made a serious point regarding health, the red charity tie emitted a tinny tune which was amplified by a microphone hanging above his head.

Who said that politics is boring?

This lead to Deputy Speaker Dawn Primarolo giving some sound advice, pun intended.

She said that in future the Stratford on Avon MP should be 'more selective' in his choice of neckwear in the chamber.

Mind you some MPs could benefit from specialised neckwear, namely ‘the rope’.

As MPs looked around the chamber for the source of the music Mr Zahawi realised what had happened and switched off his tie.

He said:

“I apologise.”

“It is my tie to support the campaign against bowel cancer that was making that noise. It is a musical tie.”

Ms Primarolo then called for order saying:

“Perhaps next time the honourable gentleman will be more selective in the ties he wears in the chamber and then we won't need the musical accompaniment.”

Mr Zahawi replied: “

Your words of wisdom are taken on board and I apologise to you.”

Mr Zahawi donned the tie as part of a Loud Tie campaign run by national charity Beating Bowel Cancer.

A light moment in the Chamber to convey a point and raise awareness on a serious issue!

And he speaks reasonably well too.

Someone worth keeping an eye on perhaps, time will tell.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

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