PMQs sketch

No fanfare, no cheers, and a thin turnout at PMQs

17 July 2019 15:59

A thin turnout for Theresa May’s penultimate PMQs. Labour members were skulking in corridors plotting to oust their leader. And…

PMQs is broken and only Brexiteers know how to fix it

3 July 2019 15:59

PMQs is clearly broken and only Brexiteers know how to fix it. Theresa May should leave. Jeremy Corbyn should remain…

PMQs: May and Corbyn sound like a sketch about a deaf shopkeeper

22 May 2019 16:43

Tories who still support Theresa May are as rare as bumblebees in Antarctica. Her backbenchers were too polite to mention…

I’m lonely but the Loneliness Minister won’t take my calls

20 June 2018 16:28

I blame Bercow. The Speaker has introduced a strange new custom to the Commons. He likes to point out his…

PMQs Sketch: Policy pay, child poverty, and Brexit

13 September 2017 16:44

The news was bad at PMQs today. Gosh, it was terrible. Layla Moran started by announcing that Brexit would jeopardise…

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…

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 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 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…

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…

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…

PMQs sketch: A final farewell to Dodgy Dave

13 July 2016 16:17

Nice send off for Cameron at PMQs. Both leaders acquitted themselves well. Cameron was wry, witty and self-deprecating. He claimed…

PMQ’s sketch: two plank-walkers at the helm of the ship

29 June 2016 16:42

Rare to see a plank-walker at the helm of the ship. Today there were two. Cameron has accepted the inevitable…

PMQs sketch: What a strange farewell

15 June 2016 16:00

What a strange farewell. The slickest, sparkiest and most brutal street-fighter the Tory party has produced in a generation found…

PMQs Sketch: Cameron was both the fibber and the whistle-blower

8 June 2016 16:18

Is Corbo working for the Tories? The Labour leader was such a pushover today that Cameron turned what should have…

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: Next stop, extremist Labour

4 May 2016 16:56

Cameron hi-jacked today’s PMQs with a show of calculated brutality masked as high dudgeon. Feeble, whey-haired Corbyn obeyed the commands…

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 Sketch: The Tories have redefined the term ‘manifesto’

20 April 2016 16:40

Does Cameron care any more? Insouciance is a more attractive quality than earnestness in a leader but Cameron is taking…

PMQs Sketch: Cameron’s far-sighted statesmanship

13 April 2016 16:43

A vandal smashing a window and calling it air conditioning. A mother marrying her son and declaring it a lesson…