"Labour MP Dennis Skinner has been banned from the Commons for the rest of Thursday for accusing shadow chancellor George Osborne of snorting cocaine. The claim came as Mr Osborne took on ministers at Treasury questions. Referring to the 1980s, Mr Skinner said: "The only thing that was growing then was the lines of coke in front of Boy George and the rest of the Tories."
"Dennis Skinner’s Commons outburst against the new Tory team is by no means the first time the MP dubbed the Beast of Bolsover has fallen foul of such rules of Parliamentary behaviour. In 1992, the plain-speaking scourge of sensitive Speakers – was ejected for calling the, then, Agriculture Minister John Gummer a "little squirt of a minister" and a "wart". He was also removed for the day by former Speaker Betty Boothroyd in 1995 for accusing ministers of engaging in a "crooked deal" to sell off the coal industry. In 1981 he was also "named" – the next stage up in the Speakers’ disciplinary weaponry – and banned from the chamber for five days."