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Some poorly-timed heckles made for an unedifying PMQs

4 March 2015 16:21

Thank goodness there aren’t that many Prime Minister’s Questions left before the election. As James said, there was a rather end-of-term feeling to today’s session: indeed, it felt a bit… Continue reading

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PMQs: The TV debates row rumbles on

4 March 2015 13:59

There are only a couple more sessions of PMQs left before the election and there was a slightly end of term feeling to today’s session. Ed Miliband started by mocking… Continue reading

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PMQs sketch: A jam for Cam but the greased piglet escaped again!

25 February 2015 17:30

That was a close one. Miliband set two traps for the PM today. One was visible. The other, far more dangerous, was hidden until the very last moment. Miliband wants… Continue reading

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Anna Soubry arriving in Downing Street on reshuffle day. Picture: PA

Anna Soubry’s choice of words raises eyebrows

25 February 2015 17:06

After Inside the Commons drew to a close last night, a new row involving the House of Commons documentary developed. Reports have emerged claiming that in unused footage an MP was… Continue reading

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You can tell a lot from watching how MPs act

25 February 2015 16:17

One thing worth noting from today’s PMQs – and indeed from all the sessions since the start if the year – was how many MPs left early. They are now not… Continue reading

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Cameron lost today's bout.

PMQs: Second jobs, lobbying and ‘obsessive crackpots’

25 February 2015 13:13

Ed Miliband boxed cleverer than David Cameron at PMQs today and came out with a comprehensive points victory. Miliband went, predictably, on the whole issue of second jobs for MPs.… Continue reading

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PMQs sketch: Today’s storm of accusations

11 February 2015 17:15

The Swiss list, or swizz list, dominated PMQs. Ed Miliband was keen to paint Cameron as the beneficiary of ‘dodgy’ donors who craftily side-stepped their tax bills and funnelled the… Continue reading

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Miliband’s attacks fell flat at PMQs

11 February 2015 13:48

The stage was set for Ed Miliband at PMQs today. Just before the session, The Guardian revealed the names of various Tony donors who allegedly had accounts with HSBC’s Swiss… Continue reading

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PMQs Sketch: Cameron is more slippery than a jellyfish emerging from an oil-slick

4 February 2015 16:29

How did he get away with that? We’re assured that somewhere inside Labour HQ there toils a crack team of sleuths, analysts, Cameron-watchers, policy-fetishists and high-IQ saboteurs who spend all… Continue reading

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PMQs: Spouses are now considered fair game

4 February 2015 13:46

David Cameron didn’t answer the question today at PMQs despite Ed Miliband repeating it five times. But in a rowdy chamber, it didn’t seem to matter as Tory MPs roared… Continue reading

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More of the same from Cameron and Miliband at today’s PMQ’s

28 January 2015 14:00

David Cameron ran down the clock very effectively at PMQs. With only a few sessions left between now and the general election, Cameron blocked Miliband’s questions on the health service… Continue reading

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PMQs: Cameron canters home

21 January 2015 13:32

David Cameron cantered home at PMQs today. Armed with both good employment numbers, praise from Obama and the IMF for the UK economy and the delay in publication to the… Continue reading

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PMQs sketch: EU referendum, the Greens and A&E

14 January 2015 16:55

Would he say no to saying no? The first question at PMQs, from Gregg McClymont, was about Cameron’s vote in the EU referendum, (if it ever happens). McClymont wants the… Continue reading

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The debate about TV debates dominated today’s PMQs

14 January 2015 13:23

PMQs today was dominated by the debate about debates. After a few statesmanlike questions about the aftermath of the Paris terrorist attacks, Miliband started to needle Cameron about his reluctance… Continue reading

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PMQs sketch: In which today’s big loser is the NHS

7 January 2015 16:45

Everyone predicted a sombre PMQs. It was anything but. A mood of opportunistic and lacerating silliness dominated today’s exchanges. The NHS – poor thing – was fought over like a… Continue reading

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PMQs: Playing Punch and Judy with the NHS

7 January 2015 14:52

Today’s PMQs was, predictably, about the NHS. But the Punch and Judy nature of the session seemed particularly small in the light of events in Paris. After expressions of solidarity… Continue reading

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Public Inquiry Into Stafford Hospital Scandal Resumes

Labour seeks urgent question on A&E crisis

7 January 2015 10:15

Andy Burnham has put in a request for an urgent question on the A&E crisis, I have learned. The question, which the Speaker has yet to decide whether or not… Continue reading

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Labour Leader Ed Miliband Speech At The Science Museum

How will Ed Miliband use the A&E crisis at PMQs?

7 January 2015 9:47

Towards the end of 2014, David Cameron was finding PMQs ‘boring’. He knew that it was turning into a session where each week both he and Ed Miliband basically said… Continue reading

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PMQs sketch: Three senior politicians are accused of mass murder

17 December 2014 16:53

Time travel came to PMQs today. The leaders discussed what year it will be in 2020. The answer, naturally, isn’t 2020. Ed Miliband quoted the OBR and claimed that the… Continue reading

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PMQs: Cameron and Miliband clash on the economy

17 December 2014 13:55

Today’s PMQs was the last one before the holidays. But there was not much Christmas cheer on display. Cameron and Miliband clashed on the economy, with the Labour leader keen… Continue reading

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PMQs sketch: Nick Clegg heats up in the hot seat

10 December 2014 17:32

Cameron is away in Ankara. His mission is to annoy the Germans by inviting Turkey to join the EU as soon as possible. It all sounds like fun. Let’s hope… Continue reading

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Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg Delivers His Keynote Speech At The Liberal Democrat Party Conference

PMQs: Nick Clegg delivers a perfect Cameroon performance

10 December 2014 14:16

Nick Clegg’s performance at PMQs reminded me of Field Marshall Bosquet’s verdict on the charge of the Light Brigade, ‘c’est magnifique, mais ce n’est pas la guerre’. After a week… Continue reading

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Miliband chooses the wrong day to have a good PMQs

3 December 2014 13:03

Ed Miliband has just managed to have a really good PMQs on a day when there is such a big story following the session that it will barely get reported.… Continue reading

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Mark Reckless (‘Boo!!’) asks his question at PMQs

PMQs sketch: In sickness and in health

26 November 2014 17:25

Health, health, health. Viewers of PMQs must be sick of it by now. Health this, health that. Health, health. On and on. Ad nauseam. Today’s exchanges involved the usual tussle… Continue reading

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PMQs: Ukip’s presence unnerves both the Tories and Labour

26 November 2014 13:36

Ed Miliband is determined to talk about the NHS as much as possible at PMQs while David Cameron wants the economy to be Topic A. The result: Miliband asks about… Continue reading

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