Dennis Skinner was being hailed as some sort of hero on Twitter after he was thrown out of today’s House of Commons session for labelling the Prime Minister “dodgy Dave”.
The 84-year-old Labour MP refused to retract the description of David Cameron after repeated requests before speaker John Bercow asked him to leave for the rest of the day.
Skinner’s outburst came during a session focused on the PM’s tax affairs and the Panama leaks.
And while he was stopped from saying any more, a large number of Twitter users wanted to continue the theme.
Bercow gave the Bolsover MP two chances to retract his description of Cameron, but Skinner’s defiance seemingly only served to earn him more praise on social media.
“This man has done more to divide this nation than anybody else. He’s looked after his own pocket,” he said. “I still refer to him as dodgy Dave. Do what you like.”
Skinner and Cameron have had run-ins before.
And Skinner’s comments even made it across ‘the pond’ to the US.
The front pages of tomorrow’s newspapers are likely to enjoy today’s to-and-fro and perhaps instructively there was speculation that Skinner – who has previous for this type of thing during his long career in politics – was looking to reinforce the bad press the PM is currently battling against.