Posts Tagged ‘Dennis Skinner’

Neither Benn nor Skinner: Prescott blames Polly Toynbee for Labour wilderness years

by Jon Lansman.

I missed a letter in the Guardian last week from the redoubtable John Prescott, setting the record straight on two important slights on the working class hero status of Comrade Skinner. Polly Toynbee, now regarded by some as a radical, had been horribly off-message in her reluctance to regret the ejection by Labour MPs of Dennis Skinner from its national […]

Skinner knocked off Labour executive – election interference seems a yearly event

by Jon Lansman.

Dennis Skinner was yesterday unceremoniously booted off Labour’s national executive by Labour MPs. Voting for two of the three seats representing backbench MPs and all MEPs (Margaret Beckett was elected unopposed under gender balance requirements) put chalenger John Healey miles ahead on 216, with Steve Rotherham edging Dennis Skinner out by 133 to 121. Dennis […]

The other state opening of Parliament ritual (starring Dennis Skinner)

by Jon Lansman.

Forget the pomp around the state opening of Parliament, carriages and ermine, the ritual we’re all interested in is the annual interjection by the Beast of Bolsover, our own Dennis Skinner. He was on good form today and brought the house (and House) down with his cry of “Coalition’s Last Stand!” The Speaker you’d expect […]

Abolish ATOS demands Skinner (video)

by Jon Lansman.

Dennis Skinner in his finest attack mode, trounces Cameron at yesterday’s Prime Minister’s questions, with the harrowing story of his constituent, a farmer and butcher from Bolsover, who was stripped of his benefit by ATOS, and then stripped of his sight, his hearing and finally his life by his cancer whilst waiting for an appeal.

Watch Dennis Skinner’s 2013 Queen’s Speech heckle

by Conrad Landin.

Nice one! Now join the campaign to Save Our Royal Mail.

Dennis Skinner: incorruptible and unapologetic

by James Bloodworth.

Dennis Skinner, the veteran 79-year-old backbench Labour MP, was in trademark form as he was overheard talking about plans to publish members’ expenses online. “I’m not going to be putting my expenses on the internet,” he complained emphatically to friends. “I wouldn’t know how. I’ve never sent an email and don’t intend to start now.”

Dennis Skinner comes out for David Miliband

by Jon Lansman.

The news that Dennis Skinner has decided to back David Miliband for the Labour leadership will be greeted more in sadness than anger by most people on the Left. It has been rumoured at Westminster for some time and has now been confirmed in a report by Paul Waugh of the Standard who quotes him […]

Dennis Skinner savages the Banker Laws

by Jon Lansman.

One thing’s better when Labour’s in oppostion – Dennis Skinner in full attack mode. This time though, the Lib Dems aren’t sitting behind him. What a treat!

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