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Skinner's 'recession' heckle angers Tory MPs

9 May 2012 Last updated at 12:49 BST

Labour MP Dennis Skinner has used the State Opening of Parliament to draw attention to the country's economic situation, much to the annoyance of some other MPs.

After Black Rod summoned MPs to the Lords to hear the Queen's Speech, Mr Skinner said: "Jubilee year, double-dip recession, what a start."

His comment was greeted with cries of "shame" from some Conservative MPs.