Thursday, December 08, 2005

Dennis Skinner: Cheap and nasty

There are those who see Dennis Skinner as a lovable parliamentary character, but I have never bought it. His act has always seemed cheap and nasty to me, in line with the inherent thuggishness of much of the traditional Labour Party.

And nowadays, more than anything, it seems terribly undignified. Does Skinner really have nothing better to do at his age?

Besides, as Quaequam Blog! shows, his charges against George Osborne were pretty silly.

Perhaps it is worth adding that the allegations he referred to were not published in the News of the World, as he thought. As the Guardian reminds us, it was the Sunday Mirror.

1 comment:

Will said...

So he was misleading the House too...