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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

Theresa May Leaves Downing Street For Prime Minister Questions

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Jeremy Corbyn gives Theresa May a tougher time at PMQs

12 October 2016 13:26

PMQs isn’t the total walk over it once was. Jeremy Corbyn has improved, albeit from a low base, and Theresa…

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PMQs sketch: Politics without fear

14 September 2016 18:23

Remember how it was? Many fans of Westminster still recall with fondness the happy afternoons when the Tories used to…

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Jeremy Corbyn comes out on top at PMQs over grammar schools

14 September 2016 13:19

Today Jeremy Corbyn used PMQs to go on the attack over Theresa May’s plan to bring back grammar schools —…

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Theresa May reveals her weakness

7 September 2016 16:01

Bit early for a lap of honour. At PMQs Mrs May congratulated her government (i.e. herself) on fifty marvellous days…

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Theresa May’s stilted second PMQs performance

7 September 2016 13:28

If the purpose of the first few Prime Minister’s Questions sessions that a new leader faces is to assert their…

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Jeremy Corbyn’s PMQs conundrum

18 August 2016 17:38

With Labour’s list of all-male mayoral candidates announced last week, there has been some speculation that the potential loss of Andy…