House speaker John Bercow lost his voice numerous times during Thursday’s parliamentary session.
Bercow lost his voice at the start of Thursday’s session, and then at various points throughout the proceedings.
Bercow has decided to take time off, in order to give his voice time to recover. In the meantime, he will be replaced by Rob Halford of Judas Priest, the only man capable of matching Bercow in vocal ferocity.
Halford is considered one of the greatest metal vocalists of all time, with a vocal range of 4 octaves. This vocal skill makes him the closest possible match to Bercow.
Bercow’s voice cracking led to laughter and jokes in parliament, with him saying”It won’t last long, don’t worry.”
Unfortunately, this was not the case, and further cracks were met with more jokes and mocking. Not wanting to tarnish his image as the BAMF (Bad Ass Motherfucker) of Parliament, Bercow has voluntarily stepped down until his voice returns.
Halford told reporters he was delighted to be filling in for Bercow, and that his experience screaming to 40,000 fans in stadiums should help him rise above the upper class verbal barbs of parliament.
Bercow is an avid remainer, and has clashed numerous times with Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
It is unclear what Halford’s political views are, but he has stated that he will shut down any ‘bullshit’ remarks from either side, and that the other members of Judas Priest will be on hand to launch into the track Painkiller if things get too out of hand.