PMQs

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…

A great day for the hecklers at PMQs

19 December 2018 16:33

Hecklers had a great day at PMQs. Mike Amesbury opened proceedings by wishing everyone a Merry Christmas. ‘Very generous,’ said…

Corbyn plays into May’s hands at PMQs

12 December 2018 15:54

Bad 24 hours for Mrs May. A last-minute Christmas shopping-trip to Europe yielded no bargains whatever, even though she had…

PMQs: A lesson in calling the Prime Minister a liar

5 December 2018 16:17

Huge ructions at PMQs. Ian Blackford, of the SNP, said Mrs May had been ‘misleading the house inadvertently or otherwise’…

PMQs: May unveils her Brexit consolation prizes

21 November 2018 16:37

Amber Rudd, a washed-up ex-minister last week, is the de facto Brexit secretary today. She revealed her loyalties this morning…

Corbyn exposed the flaw in May’s Brexit plan at PMQs

14 November 2018 15:20

Today’s choice for ‘A Book At Bedtime’ is the government’s draft Brexit deal. At daybreak the masterpiece was being referred…

Tory MPs give May an easy ride at Prime Minister’s Questions

24 October 2018 13:21

Given relations with her own party, Theresa May will have been far more worried about the second half of Prime…

John Bercow finally delivered a Speaker’s masterclass at PMQs

17 October 2018 15:36

A strange PMQs. Usually the session is dominated by honking throats and empurpled faces. Today there were interesting facts and…

Corbyn pinpoints May’s Brexit weak spot

17 October 2018 13:59

The most testing half an hour of Theresa May’s day won’t be PMQs. Instead it’ll come this evening when she…

Theresa May reveals her plan to bring Chequers back from the dead

10 October 2018 15:21

Golden sunshine streamed across Westminster at noon. And Jeremy Corbyn wiped away the cheer as soon as he stood up…

Corbyn makes May pay the price for her austerity pledge

10 October 2018 14:26

Jeremy Corbyn had the easiest lead into Prime Minister’s Questions today, and he didn’t squander it. He’d had a week…

Armed with partisan missives, May outgunned Corbyn at PMQs

12 September 2018 16:09

Poor Jezza. The Labour leader had a decent showing today but he was outgunned by Mrs May who performed with…

An old-fashioned barney, but no friendly fire for May at PMQs

12 September 2018 13:45

PMQs today was an old-fashioned, political barney. I have rarely heard the chamber as loud as it was today. Corbyn’s…

Jeremy Corbyn’s PMQs speechwriters deserve better

5 September 2018 16:47

‘He should apologise!’ PMQs opened with a backbench question about anti-Semitism and Theresa May lobbed it straight at the Labour leader.…

PMQs: Corbyn accuses May of ‘dancing round’ on Brexit

5 September 2018 14:46

It’s a measure of quite how badly split the government is on Brexit that Jeremy Corbyn, who would previously avoid…

Jeremy Corbyn gives Theresa May another easy ride at PMQs

18 July 2018 17:30

There is something horrible and unnatural about seeing Theresa May in trouble. Her aloof and grandmotherly face becomes a canvas…

Why did Corbyn talk about buses not Brexit at PMQs?

4 July 2018 14:41

Today’s PMQs could have been very tricky for Theresa May. Jeremy Corbyn had an array of targets to choose from.…

John Bercow is outstaying his own welcome

27 June 2018 16:11

Some of Britain’s top Berc-ologists met recently to discuss a letter sent by John Bercow to MPs nearly a decade…

Jeremy Corbyn and Jacob Rees-Mogg clash at PMQs

27 June 2018 15:37

Jeremy Corbyn wasn’t short of material to work with at PMQs. But it ended up not being as bad for…