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David Laws heckled by old socialist for Lib-Con “bobtail army”

May 27th, 2010 Posted in UK Politics by

From Hansard. ‘The Minister’ is our very own David Laws.

“Mr Dennis Skinner (Bolsover) (Lab): Is the Minister aware that not a single member of the Cabinet has turned up to back him in this statement here today? They are all part of this rag-tag and bobtail army-not one of them is here. Can there be a more pathetic sight than this Liberal Democrat, who campaigned against cuts in 2010, now hammering the young and the old and putting people on the dole as a member of this rag-tag and bobtail Government? Get out!”

10 Responses to “David Laws heckled by old socialist for Lib-Con “bobtail army””

  1. Barendina Smedley Says:

    If we’re quoting old mad people, can we please have Edward Leigh MP, stalwart of the Tombstone, err, Cornerstone Group, as well?

    “I welcome the return to the Treasury of stern unbending Gladstonian Liberalism!” quoth Mr Leigh, gazing adoringly at the Rt Hon Member for Yeovil as he did so. And for once – despite my reservations about Gladstone, which are many – I agree with him.

    Unlike virtually anyone else in Parliament at the moment, Mr Laws actually knows an enormous amount about the financial sector, about real world economics and quite a lot else besides, and this government is all the better for his increasingly prominent role in it.


  2. ColinW Says:

    Would that be the sad old fool Skinner who doesn’t appear to have noticed he is a member of the extreme rightwing illegal war-complicity in torture – ID cards – Gary McKinnon extraditing – police impunity – DNA database party?


  3. Julian Harris Says:

    Yes, that’s the one.


  4. Dave Atherton Says:

    You know when you are doing the right thing when Dennis Skinner criticises you. Notwithstanding Skinner is one of the most principled MPs.


  5. Eloise Says:

    Old age doesn’t come alone. Beside the obvious demnetia, the eyesight of Mr Skinner must have become weaker. Caroline Spelman, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, was sitting not far from David Laws.


  6. Tom King Says:

    If you watch the video back, you’ll notice that Hansard have been rather kind to Mr Skinner in editing some of his more unParliamentary language. He clearly said ‘Piss off!’ not ‘Get out!’ as the Hansard record suggests…


  7. John77 Says:

    I gather that Caroline Spelman who was sitting a few seats away from David Laws was not best pleased with Mr Skinner.


  8. Ziggy Says:

    Think He’ll be getting heckled for a bit more now
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8712383.stm

    Love to know why somebody as wealthy as Laws needs to claim at all


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