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MP Nadhim Zahawi told to calm down in Parliament

Maisie Jeynes 20th Jul, 2017 Updated: 20th Jul, 2017

STRATFORD MP Nadhim Zahawi was told to calm down in Parliament.

Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, reprimanded the out-of-order Tory MP for ‘gesticulating in a distinctly eccentric manner’ adding “Shakespeare’s county deserves better!”.

Mr Zahawi’s frustration appeared to have stemmed from a comment about housing and employment from Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Fortunately, Mr Zahawi’s telling-off was met with laughter in the House and the debate continued.

It is not the first time Mr Zahawi has raised a chuckle in Parliament.

Back in 2011 he inadvertently turned on his musical tie while making a speech during an education debate.

Mr Zahawi’s – who was wearing the red neckpiece in support of national charity Beating Bowel Cancer – immediately apologised.

Then deputy speaker Dawn Primarolo urged him to be “more selective” in future in his choice of ties.


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