PMQs

Oodles of synthetic outrage at Boris’s PMQs debut

4 September 2019 15:57

That was fun. Boris Johnson’s debut at PMQs had a bit of everything. Comedy, passion, swearing, name-calling, and oodles of…

Boris Johnson’s confusing election stance

4 September 2019 13:54

Does Boris Johnson want an election or does he not want an election? He managed to make both claims this…

Full text: Boris Johnson’s ‘People’s PMQs’ debut

14 August 2019 13:22

Good afternoon. I’m speaking to you live from my desk in Downing Street for the first-ever People’s Question Time, People’s…

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…

Corbyn and May were busy fighting other people at PMQs

10 July 2019 13:18

Jeremy Corbyn took a bizarre approach to today’s Prime Minister’s Questions, choosing largely to have a go at the likely…

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…

John Bercow’s authority has now collapsed

19 June 2019 15:45

The title ‘Father of the House’ tends to give the bearer a chronic problem with wind. The present holder, Ken…

PMQs showed the damage the leadership debate is causing to the Tory party

19 June 2019 13:20

Last night’s Tory leadership debate was an illustration of where the wider party has ended up: fractious, confused, and without…

Rebecca Long-Bailey has exposed Labour’s climate-change muddle

5 June 2019 16:48

A festival of inertia at PMQs today. A party without a leader, a Government without a purpose and a Parliament…

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…

Theresa May tries out a new Brexit delay excuse

8 May 2019 17:07

PMQs began with Janet Daby calling for a mass-cull of the working-class. The Labour MP relayed the experience of an industrious…

Theresa May flounders horribly at PMQs

1 May 2019 15:37

Best mates on Brexit, deadly foes on everything else. The highly suspicious search for a Lab/Con Brexit accord was suspended…

Why are our MPs fawning over Greta Thunberg?

24 April 2019 16:39

Never mind sabotaging Brexit. The sight of MPs clamouring to be photographed alongside Greta Thunberg yesterday dealt yet another harmful…

Have we seen the last of the Maybot?

27 March 2019 17:23

An astonishing PMQs. Theresa May no longer looks like a sheeted ghost. She’s quit the sick-bay and acquired a veneer…

‘Weak, weak, weak’ – May battered from both sides at PMQs

20 March 2019 15:55

The Brexit kerfuffle has been so much fun that she wants three more months of it. That was the PM’s…

Has the Independent Group ‘revolution’ fallen flat already?

27 February 2019 17:24

Ten days since the start of the Great February Revolution (as historians are unlikely to call it) and the breakaway…

The Independent Group does more damage to Labour than the Tories

20 February 2019 13:43

Today’s PMQs was a rather surreal occasion. Sitting high up on the opposition benches were the new Independent Group of…

Why did Jeremy Hunt have such a long face at PMQs?

30 January 2019 16:42

Bit of a different day at PMQs. There wasn’t a peep from Remain Corner where Anna Soubry, Nicky Morgan and…

Isn’t James Dyson supposed to be a Brexiteer?

23 January 2019 16:03

History will remember Sir James Dyson as the pioneer of the bagless vacuum-cleaner. Thanks to his genius, we are now…

PMQs offered a glimpse of Corbyn’s narcissism

9 January 2019 16:15

PMQs began with tributes to the late Paddy Ashdown. The philandering man-of-action was the closest thing the Liberal Democrats ever…