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Campaigners back Bercow ruling on Commons’ tie wearing

In Uncategorized on June 29, 2017 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front
Press release 29th June contact Keith Flett 07803 167266

Campaigners back Bercow ruling on Commons’ tie wearing

The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has backed House of Commons Speaker John Bercow in his ruling on 29th June that it is not required for MPs to wear ties in the Chamber.

The matter was raised by backwoods Tory MPs Peter Bone a frequent wearer of outlandish ties in the Chamber.

The BLF says that people should be able to dress and appear as they want within reason. It would not be expected for an MP to appear in the House in a T-Shirt and shorts and smart dress is reasonable but there is no need for specific rules including the wearing of ties.

BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, we think Jeremy Corbyn’s red tie and beard combo makes a statement but really it’s what MPs say and do that matters not what they wear.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jun/29/mps-ties-house-of-commons-says-speaker-john-bercow

Beard Week 2017
Mon 26 June: Hirsute Personality 2017 announced: the hirsute person who has made the positive impact in public life during the year. Winner, Jeremy Corbyn MP
Tues 27 June: Beard Friendly Sandwich 2017 announced: the sandwich where the mayo & salad doesn’t get caught in the beard Winner, Cheese & Red Onion
Wed 28 June: Hirsute Broadcaster 2017 announced: will there be a TV news reporter this year for the first time? Winner, Michael Rosen
Thurs 29 June: Pogonophobe of the Year: we name the biggest beard hater of the year. Winner, Paul Nuttall
Fri 30th June: Beard Friendly Employer 2017 announced: are there more than ever to choose from?
Sat 1st July: Beard of Summer 2017 announced. The third of the four quarterly seasonal Awards leading up to Beard of the Year in December

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