PMQs

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…

Jeremy Corbyn lets Theresa May off the hook at PMQs

20 June 2018 13:42

PMQs today was a missed opportunity for Jeremy Corbyn. Corbyn chose to go on the NHS, rather than Donald Trump’s…

Labour’s obesity crisis

23 May 2018 16:29

PMQs began with a question about obesity from Labour’s Kerry McCarthy. The crisis has reached breaking-point, she said. Our chubby…

Corbyn’s comic timing is more Karl Marx than Groucho

16 May 2018 16:40

He’s making the most of it before he gets the push. The Speaker chaired one of the longest-ever sessions of…

Is time up for John Bercow?

9 May 2018 16:25

More trouble for the Speaker today. It’s becoming clear that John Bercow is not just unpopular but unlucky as well.…

Corbyn exposes May’s Brexit mess at PMQs

9 May 2018 14:08

Given the deep Cabinet splits over Theresa May’s plans for Britain’s customs arrangements with the EU after Brexit, there was…

Jeremy Corbyn’s PMQs capitulation

2 May 2018 16:20

It was a masterclass in capitulation, a stunning act of self-slaughter. And yet, in a way, it was pitifully inept.…

Why didn’t David Lammy give Corbyn a helping hand at PMQs?

25 April 2018 16:40

The royal nativity opened proceedings at PMQs. Mrs May sounded thrilled about the newborn nipper but the Labour leader could…

The Maybot returns at PMQs

25 April 2018 13:53

Today’s Prime Minister’s Questions saw the Maybot reactivated. Jeremy Corbyn decided to lead the session on the fallout from the…

John Bercow spares Jeremy Corbyn’s blushes at PMQs

18 April 2018 16:42

Would she resign over Windrush? Having spent nearly eight years at the heart of government, Theresa May was clearly deeply involved…

Watch: Corbyn’s PMQs attack backfires spectacularly

18 April 2018 12:55

Theresa May should have been on the backfoot at PMQs today as a result of the Windrush scandal. But, somehow,…

May’s PMQs attitude should worry Corbyn

28 March 2018 17:07

Poor Jeremy Corbyn seemed muted and cowed at PMQs. He stooped over the despatch box, his chin down, his voice murmuring…

How Jeremy Corbyn had a successful PMQs

28 March 2018 14:59

Jeremy Corbyn didn’t pick the most obvious topic to lead on – or indeed mention – at Prime Minister’s Questions…

John Bercow should keep his opinions to himself

28 March 2018 14:59

Late on in PMQs today, Joanna Cherry, an SNP MP, asked Theresa May about the case of a Syrian refugee…

Jeremy Corbyn shows why he shouldn’t stick to the script at PMQs

21 March 2018 16:15

Brexit is going well, apparently. And the prime minister seemed in chipper mood at PMQs. She was even enjoying herself.…

Can Corbyn keep up the pressure on May on council cuts?

21 March 2018 14:25

Jeremy Corbyn had a good line of attack at today’s Prime Minister’s Questions, choosing to focus on the financial crisis…

John Bercow was curiously quiet at PMQs

14 March 2018 16:37

John Bercow, parliament’s anti-bullying tsar, was strangely reticent at PMQs today. The all-but-speechless Speaker limited himself to a single intervention.…

Jeremy Corbyn puts himself on the back foot at PMQs

14 March 2018 13:08

Today’s Prime Minister’s Questions ran along such familiar lines that it almost felt like a glitch in the Matrix. Jeremy…