JEREMY Corbyn will never wear a tie as long as there is breath in his body, he has confirmed.
The Labour leadership candidate has set out his position on ties, hats and scarves, insisting hats are brilliant, scarves are useful and ties are fascist.
He said: “They’re silky chains of oppression, used by oligarchs to enslave you. None of you like wearing ties, but you do it because of capitalism. I refuse to be part of the machine.”
Corbyn added: “You can make me wear a tie, but you better be comfortable playing dress-up with a corpse.”
But the left-winger’s leadership rivals warned that Corbyn would be tie-less at key events such as prime minister’s questions and Remembrance Sunday at the Cenotaph.
Andy Burnham said: “It would leave hard-working families confused and angry and would cause these important events to be cancelled.
“I wear a tie. It’s a red one which shows that I love the NHS, but also understand the world of business and offices.”
Meanwhile, Yvette Copper dismissed Corbyn’s ‘open-necked fantasy world’, adding: “Men should always wear a tie at the Cenotaph, but women shouldn’t because that would be weird.”