VIDEO – “Hands off the BBC” Skinner interrupts Queen’s speech

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor

Dennis Skinner interrupted the Queen’s speech, again, this time with a shout of “Hands off the BBC.” Not bad and leads to the BBC correspondent Huw Edwards, to say “I better not comment on that.”

Here are a list of some of his other great put downs over the years

1990 “It tolls for thee, Maggie”

As Thatcher faced the exit from Number 10

1991 “I bet he drinks Carling Black Label!”

Famous lager slogan delivered just for Black Rod

1992 “Tell her to pay her taxes”

Queen should pay tax

1993 “Back to basics with Black Rod”

Tories famous slogan

1996 “New Labour, New Black Rod”

Catchphrase reworked

2000 “Tell her to read The Guardian”

Skinner gives his backing to the paper’s call to make Britain a republic…

2003 “Did she lock the door behind her?”

Buckingham Palace had a string of break-ins

2006 “Have you got Helen Mirren on standby?”

Dame Helen played ‘The Queen’ in a feature film

2007 “Who shot the harriers?”

Prince Harry and a pal had just been questioned after two hen harriers were shot dead at Sandringham

2008 “Any Tory moles at the palace?”

Tory MP Damian Green had just been arrested regarding Home Office leaks

2009 “Royal expenses are on the way”

Parliament is engulfed by the expenses scandal

2013 “Royal Mail for sale. Queen’s head privatised.”

Privatisation of Royal Mail.

2014 “Coalition’s last stand.”

Just 11 months to go until the election

Watch video here

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