A Tie Rudely Interrupts British Parliament

The Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA), a government-funded benefit to support teens from lower-income households who are furthering their education, is up for debate this week in the British Parliament. And that’s what MP Nadhim Zahawi, representing Stratford-upon-Avon, was discussing when he was rudely interrupted…by his tie. That’s right. Zahawi’s musical tie, which he describes as supporting “the campaign against bowel cancer,” launched into song in the middle of his speech. Zahawi offered a lighthearted apology and was humorously chastised by the Deputy Speaker. Still, it was all in good fun and the rest of the MPs could be heard laughing in the background. It’s refreshing to see government not taking itself to seriously (hint hint, America). Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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