PMQs

Jeremy Corbyn blows a golden chance to roast Theresa May

8 February 2017 16:08

How to sabotage a deadly ambush. This was Jeremy Corbyn’s contribution to the political play-book today. He came to Parliament…

Jeremy Corbyn ambushes Theresa May at PMQs

8 February 2017 13:20

Jeremy Corbyn ‘won’ PMQs today thanks to an old-fashioned ambush. The Labour leader had copies of texts that the leader…

Jeremy Corbyn offers up another dismal showing at PMQs

1 February 2017 16:15

Mrs May has spent the week meeting naughty presidents. Today she was made to pay for it. Parliamentarians were queuing…

If Corbyn couldn’t Trump Theresa at today’s PMQs, when can he?

1 February 2017 13:52

Today should have been a good PMQs for Jeremy Corbyn. He had the chance to denounce Donald Trump and embarrass…

PMQs sketch: In which Jeremy Corbyn rebrands the plan to make Britain ‘an offshore tax haven’

25 January 2017 16:52

Mr Corbyn has spent a week shuddering at goblins that don’t exist. At least outside his head. But he wants…

Watch: Jeremy Corbyn mistakenly claims police officer is dead

25 January 2017 12:45

Oh dear. To describe today’s Prime Minister’s Questions as bad for Labour would be an understatement. After Jeremy Corbyn was…

Jeremy Corbyn dodges disaster but fails to inspire at PMQs

11 January 2017 13:36

At PMQs today, Jeremy Corbyn didn’t have a disaster: there was no repeat of yesterday’s shambles. But he didn’t take…

Watch: John Bercow scolds Labour MP for her anti-social behaviour

11 January 2017 13:09

Although PMQs turned out to be a muted affair on the Tory benches, Labour MPs were on boisterous form when…

PMQs sketch: Confident Corbyn tries to cook up a Christmas crisis

14 December 2016 16:19

Corbyn’s improvement continues. He thumped away at a single issue today – social care – in a determined attempt to…

PMQs: Festive silliness before Corbyn gives his best performance yet

14 December 2016 13:31

PMQs began with the Labour MP Peter Dowd asking Theresa May if she didn’t wish that she had told Boris…

Emily Thornberry’s PMQs performance should worry Jeremy Corbyn

7 December 2016 18:44

The PM is abroad. Her vacant throne was occupied by David Lidington, the agreeably lightweight Leader of the House. He’s…

PMQs: Emily Thornberry’s battle over the customs union

7 December 2016 13:29

With Theresa May away, it was David Lidington v Emily Thornberry at PMQs today. The shadow foreign secretary asked Lidington…

Watch: Steve Baker wages war on BBC at PMQs

7 December 2016 13:11

Although the BBC has traditionally been accused of showing anti-Conservative bias, since Jeremy Corbyn’s election as Labour leader the party…

PMQs Sketch: Striking attitudes in the Chamber

30 November 2016 16:16

Sometimes PMQs is about policy. Sometimes it’s about posturing. Today everyone was striking attitudes like mad. Jeremy Corbyn over-stated the…

PMQs gets interesting as Tory Eurosceptics coordinate their activities

30 November 2016 13:44

A rare event at PMQs as Jeremy Corbyn went on the economy. The Labour leader had some well-crafted questions but…

Jeremy Corbyn flops again at PMQs

16 November 2016 16:19

People say Corbyn’s getting better. I wonder. He seemed out of touch today. Soaring employment, falling inflation, the booming stock-market,…

PMQs: Jeremy Corbyn’s failings give Theresa May a way out

16 November 2016 13:42

At first it looked like Jeremy Corbyn was going to go on the rights of Chagos Islanders at PMQs, but…

PMQs Sketch: Flabby Corbyn flounders with potent weapons

2 November 2016 16:43

Early bloopers at PMQs. The session began with Theresa May offering Jeremy Corbyn her congratulations on becoming a grandfather. A…

Watch: Theresa May’s embarrassment after PMQs grandad gaffe

2 November 2016 12:34

Poor old Theresa May. The Prime Minister did her best to try and share some good feeling with those on the…

PMQs Sketch: Why Jeremy Corbyn is a lousy politician

26 October 2016 16:06

Today it became clear why Corbyn is a lousy politician. He’s too interesting. The variety of life is simply too…

Jeremy Corbyn lets Theresa May off the hook again at PMQs

26 October 2016 13:18

Today’s PMQs could have been a tricky affair for Theresa May. Her decision on Heathrow has seen one Tory MP…

PMQs Sketch: Theresa May torpedoes Jeremy Corbyn in six syllables

19 October 2016 16:42

Today we saw government without opposition. At least without opposition in the hands of the Opposition leader. Rambling, disorganised Jeremy…

Lisa Nandy provides the real opposition at PMQs

19 October 2016 13:32

Today’s PMQs marked a return to old form for Jeremy Corbyn. After two reasonably successful bouts against the Prime Minister, the…

Watch: Theresa May’s risqué PMQs joke about Mrs Bone

19 October 2016 12:35

Theresa May’s track record of telling jokes in the Commons isn’t good. Last month at Prime Minister’s Questions, her wise…

Jeremy Corbyn changes tactics at PMQs – but he still lacks any killer instinct

12 October 2016 16:07

Corbs is back. And he’s getting his act together. He showed up at PMQs looking estate-agent smart. White shirt, natty…