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    • Well, since we no longer have BREXIT to fill the newsfeeds, we have taken to criticising our MP's for their dress sense. After taking some considerable and not all well-intentioned flack from "keyboard warriors" for sporting an off-the-shoulder number in the House of Commons, MP Tracy Brabin provided the funniest retort I have seen in a while.

      Rather than resorting to the normal boring, safe, hollow rhetoric we normally see from elected officials, Ms Brabin responded like a real person. You can't help admiring that, whatever your political colour.

    • Just in case anyone wanted to see what all the fuss was about.

      Honestly, I have seen partners of major law firms wearing less, so this is really not worthy of the attention it is getting...

    • Scandalous! And Obama wore a tan suit once.

      Her response was brilliant and went viral even over here. 👏 She’s a former screenwriter, so skillz.

    • According to Mental Floss, there are strict guidelines as to appropriate dress in Parliament. Shoulder-less garb, however, is not explicitly prohibited if it is considered business attire. Shoulder-less suits of armor, however, are always verboten.

      Parliament’s strict rules even extend to what Members are permitted to wear, with current guidelines expecting “businesslike attire” to be worn at all times. There have been some exceptions to Parliament’s strict dress code over the years, mostly as a means of protesting or raising awareness for various causes. In 2013, British Green Party MP Caroline Lucas wore a bold t-shirt protesting against the appearance of topless women in tabloid newspapers—and was promptly pulled up by the Speaker for failing to meet Parliament’s strict sartorial rules. And even Oliver Cromwell, the recordsclaim, raised eyebrows way back in the 17th century for wearing a “plain cloth” suit that was “not very clean” and seemed to have been made by “an ill country tailor.” Worse still, his hat “was without a hatband.”

      Wearing a suit of armor is also banned, thanks to a law introduced by King Edward II in 1313. The same statute banned swords from the Chamber—although tradition states that the two opposing benches in the House of Commons are positioned precisely two sword-lengths away from one another. (There is one exception: The Serjeant at Arms is allowed to carry a sword.) (Mental Floss)