Angus Robertson

2017 General Election: the ten ‘Portillo moments’ to watch out for

7 June 2017 23:50

Just as in 2015, this election promises to be a tough fight for some of the biggest names. Depending on…

How to vote to save the Union

26 April 2017 16:32

When launching the Scottish National Party’s election campaign, Nicola Sturgeon said the word ‘Tory’ 20 times in 20 minutes. For…

Angus Robertson’s celebrity endorsement fails to ring true

28 February 2017 12:43

Oh dear. With the SNP thought to be on manoeuvres over a second independence referendum, today the party have been…

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…

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 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…

The political theatre of the Trident debate

18 July 2016 19:57

The Trident debate might be about national security, but all the parties have political points they want to make. Indeed,…

PMQs Sketch: Osborne managed to fight off Labour’s pocket Boadicea

25 May 2016 16:01

The only MP who doesn’t want Angela Eagle to be the next Jeremy Corbyn is Jeremy Corbyn. He was away…

PMQs Sketch: The high horse comes out cantering

27 April 2016 16:18

PMQs kicked off with a big fuss about improvements to our world-beating education system. To academise or not to academise?…

PMQs: Has Labour given up on opposition?

10 February 2016 12:54

A walk in the park for David Cameron at PMQs this week. Jeremy Corbyn asked six questions on housing, but…

PMQs: MPs scrutinise Labour instead of the government

20 January 2016 14:10

David Cameron didn’t have a particularly good PMQs today. He struggled to make sense at some points, ending up telling…

The Donald must be thrilled to be name-checked by David Cameron

16 December 2015 16:41

Corbyn was back on drone duty at PMQs. He monotoned his way through six questions about NHS funding and gave…

PMQs: Cameron tries to bring Christmas cheer to the Commons

16 December 2015 13:29

The last PMQs before Christmas will not live long in the memory. After last week’s rather entertaining Eagle Osborne clash,…

Angus Robertson: Older voters took longer to persuade in the referendum than we predicted

16 October 2015 15:31

The SNP didn’t win the independence referendum, but is still talking about the lessons it can learn from what happened…

SNP toys with Labour by announcing troublesome Trident vote

15 October 2015 18:06

The SNP are very, very happy that they now have 56 MPs in Westminster. But to listen to their conference…

PMQs: Angus Robertson has become the Prime Minister’s stress ball

14 October 2015 13:38

Jeremy Corbyn’s second outing at PMQs was better than his first. Rather than having all six questions determined by the…

PMQs sketch: Jeremy Corbyn’s master plan

16 September 2015 17:13

Jezza! What a genius. The master plan is clear at last. You spend four days plumbing new depths of political…

PMQs returns with drones and a serious question from the DUP

9 September 2015 13:40

PMQs today was not the usual Punch and Judy show. Rather it was dominated by a serious exchange between Harman…

PMQs Sketch: Cameron’s lurches to the left

15 July 2015 16:08

‘Put that on your leaflets,’ snarled Cameron at PMQs. Inwardly he was gloating. Labour voted against Tory welfare reforms last…

PMQs: the Tories are set for a happy summer holiday

15 July 2015 13:33

This was the last PMQs before the recess, and the Tory side of the House was in an end of…

Tally No: the SNP abandons its principles to tweak the Tories

13 July 2015 21:42

In 2008 Alex Salmond told Total Politics that: ‘As you know, by choice, SNP MPs have abstained from every vote on…

PMQs: some revealing exchanges from Cameron on tax credits, broadband and ‘the vow’

24 June 2015 13:09

In PMQs today, there was no sense of the drama going on outside in Central Lobby as disability campaigners attempted…

PMQs: Harman puts Cameron in his place

10 June 2015 13:54

Harriet Harman has 16 years on David Cameron and she used that advantage very effectively today. After Cameron replied to…

PMQs sketch: And they’re back

3 June 2015 16:33

‘Don’t gloat’. Cameron trotted along to the Commons today with this commandment ringing in his ears. He nearly managed it.…

Cameron has a PMQs trump card – he won the election

3 June 2015 14:44

The first PMQs after an election victory is a moment to savour for a Prime Minister. He knows that the…