Thursday 14 November 2019

Bercow is order of the day after featuring in dance video

Belgian music producer Michael Schack, creator of the track
Belgian music producer Michael Schack, creator of the track "Order", which mixes dance music with former speaker of British House of Commons John Bercow's trademark ripostes, poses with a puppet depicting Bercow, in his studio in Antwerp, Belgium. Photo: REUTERS/Yves Herman

Jorrit Donner-Wittkopf

The famous bellows of "Order!" by former British parliamentary Speaker John Bercow have left Westminster and gone into a dance remix gone viral at the hands of Belgian musician Michael Schack.

"John Bercow is probably the most rock 'n' roll politician in the whole Brexit saga," said Schack.

The video, with an intense beat and puppet versions of Mr Bercow and Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has amassed tens of thousands of views on YouTube views since it was uploaded it two weeks ago.

Mr Bercow's sometimes caustic put-downs of lawmakers and his contorted cries of "Order!" as he refereed House of Commons debates on the tortuous Brexit saga have made him one of the most recognisable figures in British politics.

Schack was looking for vocals for a dance track he had produced and he turned to Mr Bercow and his trademark ripostes after watching the debates.

Irish Independent

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