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Jeremy Corbyn gives Theresa May a tougher time at PMQs

12 October 2016

1:26 PM

12 October 2016

1:26 PM

PMQs isn’t the total walk over it once was. Jeremy Corbyn has improved, albeit from a low base, and Theresa May hasn’t yet developed the mastery of the chamber that David Cameron had. Today, Corbyn led on the whole confusion over whether or not businesses would have to list their foreign workers. But May was fairly comfortable on her old Home Office turf.

Corbyn then moved to Brexit, using May’s pre-referendum warnings about leaving the single market against her. May, however, had a decent line about a second referendum, saying that Labour MPs should know that you can ask the question again and still get the answer you don’t want.

The news of the session came when May implied that a debate in parliament on the government’s Brexit strategy would not lead to a vote. Many in the City had thought that the government’s amendment to today’s Labour opposition day debate did imply a parliamentary vote on the negotiating strategy.


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