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MPs don't need to wear ties in House of Commons, says Speaker

John Bercow

First, the Queen wore a hat instead of her traditional crown to the state opening of parliament – and the ravens did not abandon the Tower of London in shock. Now it appears another bastion of tradition could be about to fall: the requirement of men to wear neckties in the House of Commons.

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MPs don't need to wear ties in House of Commons, says Speaker

First, the Queen wore a hat instead of her traditional crown to the state opening of parliament – and the ravens did not abandon the Tower of London in shock. Now it appears another bastion of tradition could be about to fall: the requirement of men to wear neckties in the House of Commons.