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Jan. 19th, 2011

Tory MP sorry after novelty tie breaks into speech

A Conservative MP has apologised after inadvertently turning on his musical tie while making a speech in the House of Commons.

Nadhim Zahawi's red tie—worn as part of an anti-cancer campaign—started playing a tinny tune during a debate on education funding. Deputy Speaker Dawn Primarolo urged him to be "more selective" in future in his choice of ties.

The Stratford on Avon MP was was speaking in a Labour-led debate on the future of the Educational Maintenance Allowance in England when a tune rang out for about 20 seconds. As colleagues and opponents looked around the chamber for the source, Mr Zahawi realised what had happened and switched off his tie. [BBC]
And what an excellent tune it is:

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perfectlyvague
Jan. 19th, 2011 10:48 pm (UTC)
Dawn Primarolo is Deputy Speaker????? I missed that memo.
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