PMQs

Blackford’s bid to skewer Boris falls flat at PMQs

22 January 2020 14:22

PMQs began with a tussle over Universal Credit. Jeremy Corbyn’s team of wordsmiths and brainstormers had spent the morning ransacking…

PMQs: Corbyn just can’t counter Boris’s election trump card

22 January 2020 13:15

Until Labour gets a new leader, PMQs will be a rather predictable affair. Whatever topic Jeremy Corbyn goes on, Boris…

Boris Johnson’s conciliatory approach takes the sting out of PMQs

15 January 2020 13:35

Boris Johnson has been Prime Minister since July, but he has done PMQs relatively few times. This means that he…

Lindsay Hoyle was a breath of fresh air at PMQs

8 January 2020 17:28

New year. New parliament. New speaker of the House of Commons. The change was palpable immediately. Former speaker John Bercow…

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Hall of Shame: The most pointless questions at PMQs

8 January 2020 17:12

Prime Minister’s Questions might be shorter now that Lindsay Hoyle is the Speaker, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the…

John Bercow wasn’t the only one crying at his final PMQs

30 October 2019 16:26

John Bercow, at his last ever PMQs, heard tributes from all sides of the house. ‘Best speaker I’ve seen,’ said…

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…