PMQs

Parliament’s departing greybeards enjoy one final waffle at PMQs

26 April 2017 15:42

There was astonishment at the start of PMQs as Michael Fabricant’s wig flew up into the air. Fortunately its owner…

Ditching the triple-lock pensions bung is a risk May can afford

26 April 2017 13:48

PMQs went on for an almost an hour today as John Bercow attempted to get in as many valedictories from…

Yvette Cooper provides the real opposition at PMQs

19 April 2017 14:44

After Theresa May performed an election U-turn on Monday and called for a snap election, today’s PMQs saw competing parties draw out…

Jeremy Corbyn looks lost at the despatch box

29 March 2017 14:48

Tactics! At long last. Jeremy Corbyn actually used tactics at today’s PMQs. For the first time ever he divided his…

Jeremy Corbyn finally reads the Tory manifesto

22 March 2017 14:25

PMQs this week was a rather more even affair than usual. Since the Budget, the Labour leader’s team have clearly…

Jeremy Corbyn misses open goal at PMQs

15 March 2017 14:15

The government’s decision to announce a U-turn on the planned rise in Class 4 National Insurance contributions minutes before PMQs meant…

A perfect example of how Corbyn’s inability to think on his feet lets him down

8 March 2017 12:42

Today’s Prime Minister’s Questions was a good example of how Jeremy Corbyn’s inability to be nimble on his feet lets…

Today’s PMQs only really got started when Corbyn sat down

1 March 2017 13:18

The clash between the Leader of the Opposition and the Prime Minister used to be the main event at PMQs.…

How Corbyn failed to transform PMQs

1 March 2017 11:07

Prime Minister’s Questions is now regarded in Westminster as being even more pointless than it used to be before. The…

Corbyn fumbled his NHS attack at today’s PMQs

22 February 2017 13:47

When Ed Miliband was asking the questions at PMQs, we didn’t think we were living through a vintage age of…

Watch: Tom Watson’s ‘dab’ dance at PMQs

22 February 2017 13:33

Tom Watson and Jeremy Corbyn haven’t always been the best of pals but Mr S is pleased to see that…

Jeremy Corbyn blows a golden chance to roast Theresa May

8 February 2017 16:08

How to sabotage a deadly ambush. This was Jeremy Corbyn’s contribution to the political play-book today. He came to Parliament…

Jeremy Corbyn ambushes Theresa May at PMQs

8 February 2017 13:20

Jeremy Corbyn ‘won’ PMQs today thanks to an old-fashioned ambush. The Labour leader had copies of texts that the leader…

Jeremy Corbyn offers up another dismal showing at PMQs

1 February 2017 16:15

Mrs May has spent the week meeting naughty presidents. Today she was made to pay for it. Parliamentarians were queuing…

If Corbyn couldn’t Trump Theresa at today’s PMQs, when can he?

1 February 2017 13:52

Today should have been a good PMQs for Jeremy Corbyn. He had the chance to denounce Donald Trump and embarrass…

PMQs sketch: In which Jeremy Corbyn rebrands the plan to make Britain ‘an offshore tax haven’

25 January 2017 16:52

Mr Corbyn has spent a week shuddering at goblins that don’t exist. At least outside his head. But he wants…

Watch: Jeremy Corbyn mistakenly claims police officer is dead

25 January 2017 12:45

Oh dear. To describe today’s Prime Minister’s Questions as bad for Labour would be an understatement. After Jeremy Corbyn was…

Jeremy Corbyn dodges disaster but fails to inspire at PMQs

11 January 2017 13:36

At PMQs today, Jeremy Corbyn didn’t have a disaster: there was no repeat of yesterday’s shambles. But he didn’t take…

Watch: John Bercow scolds Labour MP for her anti-social behaviour

11 January 2017 13:09

Although PMQs turned out to be a muted affair on the Tory benches, Labour MPs were on boisterous form when…

PMQs sketch: Confident Corbyn tries to cook up a Christmas crisis

14 December 2016 16:19

Corbyn’s improvement continues. He thumped away at a single issue today – social care – in a determined attempt to…

PMQs: Festive silliness before Corbyn gives his best performance yet

14 December 2016 13:31

PMQs began with the Labour MP Peter Dowd asking Theresa May if she didn’t wish that she had told Boris…

Emily Thornberry’s PMQs performance should worry Jeremy Corbyn

7 December 2016 18:44

The PM is abroad. Her vacant throne was occupied by David Lidington, the agreeably lightweight Leader of the House. He’s…

PMQs: Emily Thornberry’s battle over the customs union

7 December 2016 13:29

With Theresa May away, it was David Lidington v Emily Thornberry at PMQs today. The shadow foreign secretary asked Lidington…

Watch: Steve Baker wages war on BBC at PMQs

7 December 2016 13:11

Although the BBC has traditionally been accused of showing anti-Conservative bias, since Jeremy Corbyn’s election as Labour leader the party…

PMQs Sketch: Striking attitudes in the Chamber

30 November 2016 16:16

Sometimes PMQs is about policy. Sometimes it’s about posturing. Today everyone was striking attitudes like mad. Jeremy Corbyn over-stated the…