British prime minister David Cameron has been under fire for the revelations in the Panama Papers that his father used that tax shelter and that he benefited from it. He did not help matters by providing many different responses over the first few days, only grudgingly revealing the facts.
In parliament, opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said that what the Panama Papers reveal is the hypocrisy of the prime minister and the Conservative government and two-tiered system that we live in, with one set of rules for the super rich and another for the rest of us.
Another Labour MP, 84-year old Dennis Skinner who has the nickname ‘beast of Bolsover’ for his outspokenness, referred to Cameron as ‘dodgy Dave’. When rebuked by the Speaker and asked to withdraw the term, he instead repeated it, leader the Speaker to expel him from that session of parliament.
The Speaker bears a strong resemblance in both looks and speech to Monty Python‘s Terry Jones and the way he tries to quell the uproar over the ‘dodgy Dave’ remark looks like one of their sketches.
Great fun to watch.