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Labour MP ejected from House of Commons for saying "Dodgy Dave" watch

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    (Original post by Bornblue)
    To be fair as MPs go the don't come more personality-full than Dennis Skinner. Like him or loathe him he's great to the house, thoroughly working class upbringings and as well as the funny comments has made some fantastic speeches and contributions. He knows what it's like growing up in poverty. He certainly says what he thinks, not what people want to hear and that's quite welcome in today's politics.

    As to the contribution today, well without making a judgement on it per se, it seems a little ott to chuck someone out for use of the word 'dodgy'. How many times has Cameron called Labour members 'competent' or of wanting to 'bankrupt the country'. Only a few weeks ago he effectively called Corbyn a tramp. I don't recall him being chucked out. Not that he should have been but it seems weird to draw the line at 'dodgy' given what else is often said in the house.
    MPs are allowed to insult each other but can't question each other's honour, that is to say that they can't say or imply an MP is purposefully acting in bad faith (without evidence).
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    (Original post by deta18dy)
    Seems a bit over the top for one remark!
    Rules are rules, he knew he was breaks them when when he made the comment. He was reminded that it was against the rules and asked to withdraw his remarks and refused to, restating them, he was given another chance to do so. Skinner doesn't represent his constituents, he is a clown for them.

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    (Original post by pol pot noodles)
    MPs are allowed to insult each other but can't question each other's honour, that is to say that they can't say or imply an MP is purposefully acting in bad faith (without evidence).
    Fair enough. Seems outdated/a bit arbitrary but rulez are rulez.
    I'm sure I heard Cameron saying Labour wanted to bankrupt the country in the Commons, which kinda questions their motive :P
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    (Original post by Bornblue)
    Fair enough. Seems outdated/a bit arbitrary but rulez are rulez.
    I expect most legislatures will have some sort of rules along similar lines

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