Apatosaurus excelsus, wearing display plumage.
At wednesday's Prime Ministers' Questions, Dennis Skinner, the Beast of Bolsover asked a question about how the Wicked PM invited a representative of
"...There's no need to go to the Natural History Museum to see a dinosaur, just come to the House of Commons at half-past-twelve..."Skinner, who's himself been banned for his parliamentary insults to "the Boy George" Osborne's alleged use of Coke & Brasses (remarks he defended by saying "they were in the 'News of the World' [owned by one R. Murdoch's News Corp], you can look it up") merely shrugged. I may disagree deeply with Mr Skinner's politics, but he's a parliamentary bruiser, who can take the rough and tumble.
Paul Flynn, who thinks a firm handshake "assault" is not so robust, accusing the prime-minister of "ageism". You need to work pretty hard to find offence in calling the sine qua non of Old Labour a "dinoasuar", an epithet often used to describe those on both sides whose antediluvean politics are still fighting battles long lost and won. The insult is pretty mild, and describes the man's politics, not his age. As Paul Flynn, unfortunately an MP of Long standing well knows.
This offence-seeking needs to stop, and Paul Flynn (who thinks a British Jew can't be ambassador to Israel because of "divided loyalties") needs to man up or get out of politics.