Brexit is the worst of times, it is the blurst of times. It’s a lot of politicians hooting and hollering and a lot of people waiting for answers and solutions. Much complicated, very borders, such deals.
Speaking of hooting and hollering, there’s one man who does it better than anyone, and he my friends is the UK Speaker of the House of Commons, Mr John Simon Bercow MP. He can belt out “ORDER” and calm the rowdy house with roaring vibrato – and you know what else he can do? He can rock a tie, he can work a tie, he can embody a tie. He is the Speaker and he is the Wearer of Ties.
His range of colourful geometric ties have brought some much needed fashion-relief to the disaster that is Brexit, and it is also, quite simply, really cool to see a man’s accessories being the centre of attention for once. Gone are the days of analysing the suits of female politicians, this is a new era, and it’s the era in which we wait for and appreciate Bercow’s ties.
He knew his thundering face would be plastered across screens all over the world, he felt it in his bones that it was his time to shine and ladies and gentlemen of the house, he stepped up.
He has delivered during debate after debate, with geometric patterns, metallic motifs and dashing designs and we are here for it.
Let’s take a look at some of the best ties we’ve seen during the Brexit season of 2019 so far.
On January 15, the day Parliament voted to reject Theresa May’s Brexit deal, Bercow donned his best tie yet – a rainbow number that perfectly juxtaposed the anger of his bellowing face but brilliantly captured the odd, energetic mood in the room.
Look at this floral piece:
Let your eyes be behold this colourful beauty:
Big spots? Why not!
Whatever this is, yes!
He loves the attention, he lives for it. And you know what else is super cool? He understands that his tie-wearing lifestyle isn’t necessary for everyone and in 2017 Bercow lifted a long-standing rule which required male MPs to wear neckties in the House. What an icon.