Ageism row after Prime Minister and Skinner clash

NDET 98620'stock pic - Dennis Skinner
NDET 98620'stock pic - Dennis Skinner

AN ageism row has erupted after Prime Minister David Cameron told 80-year-old Bolosver MP Dennis Skinner to retire and “take his pension”.

Toby Perkins, Labour MP for Chesterfield, said he will write a letter to Mr Cameron in protest at his “agesist” remarks.

The controversial comments, which came during a fiery exchange in Parliament yesterday, have sparked outrage.

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