In s03e06 of The Thick of It, Ben and Ollie have a rapid exchange which is full of references that I've never heard of... Can anyone explain what these bold parts are about? I assume they're just references to specific elements of British culture.
GLENN: Ah, the prodigal Swain returns.
OLLY: Ben 10! Benstrual cycle. Ben on the 4th of July.
BEN: Olly put the kettle on, on the good ship Olly-pop, Olled Lang Syne
OLLY: How are things going at the, uh, Department of Education Education Education?
BEN: There's shit going up the foot pump, Olly. Mainly because you are the Robin Hood of politics.
OLLY: Well, Robin Hood was a hero. BEN: No, he was not a hero. He was a terrorist.
What is Ben calling Olly with all these nick names? Why does Olly say Education three times? And what is this "foot pump" reference?