Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Dennis's "Dodgy" Doings

How could I not miss Britain, sometimes, with stuff like this going on in their politics... makes me quite nostalgic for the old days it does. The MP being upbraided for calling the Prime Minister, David Cameron, "Dodgy Dave" in the video is Dennis Skinner - a good lefty, former coal miner, and Sun Aquarian. Last time I saw him on TV back in the UK, his hair was still mostly black.

 Dennis Skinner (right) with the late Tony Benn

He has always been, and continues to be, a thorn in the side of Conservative MPs.

More Skinnerisms at this link - including my favourite:

Skinner:"Half the Tory members opposite are crooks."
When told to withdraw this remark by the Speaker:
Skinner: "OK, half the Tory members aren't crooks."

There is, by the way, a list of words not to be tolerated in UK's House of Commons:

stool pigeon


mike said...

Dodgy Dave is better than pig-headed Dave or ham-job Dave. "Black Mirror" S1E1 was a very peculiar quinky dink.

mike (again) said...

Astrology and meteorology are much alike. Yesterday morning, the forecast was for rain early, peaking around 8 AM, then tapering and ending by 10 or 11 AM. No rain at all, so I rode my bike to the grocery store for milk at 11:30 AM and was drenched by the time I arrived at the store, and again riding home. Today, we were to have rain overnight, worsening as the day progressed, and severe storms between 11 AM and 3 PM. I woke at 5 AM to get GiGi outside to do her business before the heavy stuff was drizzling. The drizzle ended about 6:30 AM and now the forecast is for no rain and gradual clearing. I have to wonder why astrology is considered a fake, yet the weather is a science...LOL.

"Meteorology is the interdisciplinary scientific study of the atmosphere."

Twilight said...

mike +(again) ~ I remember that "Black Mirror" episode - yes! :-D

Rain here today, starting - stopping all day, probably. Supposedly dry tomorrow then back to rain/storm at the weekend.

I take weather info from the accu weather website and find they are broadly correct, but often we don't usually receive the extremes of their forecasts - maybe we're on the edge of the area they use. When there is dangerous tornado-type weather around we're glued to the TV weather experts. We've found them to be accurate, but some of the experts do tend to get over-excited, one I especially remember last tornado season - so we factor that in. ;-) I guess they are covering their backs in case they're accused afterwards of under-reporting - or something.

I do agree that there are similarities, and similar stumbling blocks, in astrology and weather forecasting - lol!

R J Adams said...

Dennis Skinner's always been a colourful character - and still going strong at 84!

Twilight said...

RJ Adams ~ Yes - we need a few clones of him - and George Galloway - here in the USA.