This 84-year-old MP just got kicked out of parliament for insulting Cameron, here’s why (VIDEO)

Ed Sykes

David Cameron made a statement about recent tax revelations in the House of Commons on Monday 11 April, but did not convince one veteran MP. Labour’s Dennis Skinner responded to the Prime Minister’s comments by referring to him as “dodgy Dave“. After refusing to withdraw this remark, Skinner was kicked out of the chamber. But social media users soon jumped to defend him.

Speaker John Bercow asked the Bolsover MP to “think of another” word to describe Cameron. The 84-year-old replied, pointing at the Prime Minister:

This man has done more to divide this nation than anybody else. He’s looked after his own pocket. I still refer to him as dodgy Dave. Do what you like.

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He was suspended for the remainder of the day as a result.

Skinner has long been a strong opponent of the Conservatives, launching a number of scathing critiques in recent months and years.

On Twitter, many have come out in support of Skinner, saying:

‘Susan’, meanwhile, asked some very appropriate questions:

#DodgyDave is the hashtag if you’d like to show your support for Skinner’s comments.

Featured image via Duncan Harris/Wikimedia Commons and Li from London/Wikimedia Commons

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