Beast of Bolsover ejected from Parliament over 'Dodgy Dave' slur

Dennis Skinner MP has gone viral again as the outspoken member for Bolsover called out the Prime Minister on his finances branding him 'Dodgy Dave'.

Tuesday, 12th April 2016, 9:42 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th April 2016, 10:17 am
Dennis Skinner was ejected from Parliament yesterday over comments made against David Cameron.

The slur caused outrage in the House of Commons and has since been trending on twitter with 91,000 tweets.

Dennis Skinner asked David Cameron during PMQs: "At the time after he became Prime minister under the coalition (...) I asked him a very important question about the windfall he recieved when he wrote off the mortgage at the property in Notting Hill, and I said he didn't write off the mortgage the taxpayers were helping to pay for at Oxford, I didn't receive an answer then, maybe Dodgey Dave will answer now."

After uproar in the house and calls of 'chuck him out, Speaker of the House, Colin Bercow insisted: "I invite the honourable gentlemen to withdraw that adjective that he used a moment ago - he's perfectly capable of asking his question without using that word.

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"All he has to do is withdraw that word and think of another."

"Which word?" Asked the Beast of Bolsover.

Mr Bercow added: "I think he knows the word beginning with D and and with Y."

But Mr Skinner stood by his adjective, stating: "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."

He was then ejected from parliament for the day.

Mr Skinner later said in an opinion piece for the Mirror: "I, like most people in the country, view tax havens as dodgy.

"(David Cameron's) poisonous division of the country between “strivers and skivers” was also dodgy, particularly when you look now at what he was doing.

"Cameron is dodgy," wrote the Labour Party veteran. "He is Dodgy Dave. "I've no regrets calling him what he is.

"The truth is I thought I might be pulled up for calling him a “scrounger” but that seems to be acceptable."