PMQs

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…

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…