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John Oliver - Dodgy Dave

John Oliver - Dodgy Dave

(2:52) English politics in a nutshell. John Oliver recounts the story of when Dennis Skinner referred to David Cameron as "Dodgy Dave".

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COncernedCitizen COncernedCitizen (599 days ago)

It surprises me how disorderly those sessions are compared to the USA. In the USA, nobody interrupts the speaker and you never hear cheers or boos while someone is talking. If that does happen, it is very rare but ever session I've seen from the UK is like that.

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It surprises me how disorderly those sessions are compared to the USA. In the USA, nobody interrupts the speaker and you never hear cheers or boos while someone is talking. If that does happen, it is very rare but ever session I've seen from the UK is like that.

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I know can you imagine it? Crazy, having the right to show approval or disapproval. Actually being allowed to have an opinion so long as you're not openly abusive or insulting.

Wish I lived in the land of the free where you're silenced when it matters, but when in front of a crowd at a rally you can be as abusive, racist and insulting as you want. Great system.

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I know can you imagine it? Crazy, having the right to show approval or disapproval. Actually being allowed to have an opinion so long as you're not openly abusive or insulting.

Wish I lived in the land of the free where you're silenced when it matters, but when in front of a crowd at a rally you can be as abusive, racist and insulting as you want. Great system.

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COncernedCitizen COncernedCitizen (599 days ago)

Each person has their chance to state their approval or disapproval but it's when it is their own time. There are times and places to rally a demonstration and during a congressional session is not one of those. You cannot get much done with bickering and petty arguments. Everyone gets their chance to talk in the USA and is very formal. One the current speaker yields their time, the next person can then do their talking uninterrupted.

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Each person has their chance to state their approval or disapproval but it's when it is their own time. There are times and places to rally a demonstration and during a congressional session is not one of those. You cannot get much done with bickering and petty arguments. Everyone gets their chance to talk in the USA and is very formal. One the current speaker yields their time, the next person can then do their talking uninterrupted.

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At yet somehow, the British parliament seems to function as well if not better than the US. Here, MPs are permitted to politely show disapproval or approval so even backbenchers who may not get a chance to speak still get a way of showing their feelings without interupting proceedings. Officially, they may not boo, hiss, clap, or do anything with sufficient volume to interupt proceedings, and of course the speaker is there to decide on what is acceptable - just like in the US. The difference is, here the speaker would never allow terms like 'dumbass liberals', and calling each other 'stupid' (which I've heard in your ever-so polite, ordered and "formal" congress).

Anyway, clearly the reason any of us are watching this video is that this level of insult is remarkable and rare in UK parliament. Newsworthy. In fact, being suspended from UK parliament for this kind of thing has happened 18 times in the last 40 years, and 4 or 5 of those occasions were this same MP Skinner. So every session you've seen, is it? Try watching some more. We have a whole channel with live broadcast and I can assure you they are usually profoundly dull. It's more common to see people falling asleep on the back benches then being heckled - sorry if that contradicts your jingoistic assumptions.

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At yet somehow, the British parliament seems to function as well if not better than the US. Here, MPs are permitted to politely show disapproval or approval so even backbenchers who may not get a chance to speak still get a way of showing their feelings without interupting proceedings. Officially, they may not boo, hiss, clap, or do anything with sufficient volume to interupt proceedings, and of course the speaker is there to decide on what is acceptable - just like in the US. The difference is, here the speaker would never allow terms like 'dumbass liberals', and calling each other 'stupid' (which I've heard in your ever-so polite, ordered and "formal" congress).

Anyway, clearly the reason any of us are watching this video is that this level of insult is remarkable and rare in UK parliament. Newsworthy. In fact, being suspended from UK parliament for this kind of thing has happened 18 times in the last 40 years, and 4 or 5 of those occasions were this same MP Skinner. So every session you've seen, is it? Try watching some more. We have a whole channel with live broadcast and I can assure you they are usually profoundly dull. It's more common to see people falling asleep on the back benches then being heckled - sorry if that contradicts your jingoistic assumptions.

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