He defended the absent Prime Minister with decency and moderation, but neither Labour nor Conservative MPs were persuaded.
Posts Tagged: Angela Eagle MP
And her enemies are divided: can the No Dealers and the People’s Voters combine to defeat her?
Clark Vasey: McDonnell’s infamous remark about lynching McVey is as offensive now as when first made
The Shadow Chancellor normalises unacceptable behaviour and is contributing to making UK politics a much more unpleasant place.
Clark Vasey: Eagle now calls out the Hard Left for thuggery. But she said nothing when the target was Esther McVey.
Wirral West saw probably the nastiest, most personalised campaign of last year’s General Election.
Labour’s civil war: Eagle’s challenge. Smith’s challenge to her challenge. Corbyn’s victory and defeat at the NEC.
The baffling tale of bitter faction fights gets ever more confusing. Here’s our guide to the latest developments.
“BBC anyone? No? OK, Robert Peston where are you? No? Michael Crick?”
“He’s not a bad man,” she says. “He’s not a leader, though.”
Iain Dale: This week’s media assault on Leadsom is astonishing – and she has done well to survive it
Plus: the downfall of Boles. This Eagle won’t fly. What to do with Gove? Cameron should become Foreign Secretary. And: Out there in the country, Blair is still popular.
Iain Dale: How women could soon lead our two main parties – plus Scotland’s leading three, and a Welsh one
Plus: Leadsom comes up on the rails. Why men should never wear red trousers. And: 100 years on from the Battle of the Somme.
I would count it a no-score draw. But the setting, the personnel, much of the audience and the tone felt, to me, very London-flavoured.
While on the Labour front bench, Watson smiles the smile of a man who knows he will one day have to get rid of Corbyn.
Labour MPs are beginning to worry that they have lost the ear of their own core vote.
The ITV referendum debate. Cameron and Osborne’s deliberate, desperate blue-on-blue attempt to destroy Boris
Sure, a lot of mud is being thrown at them as well as by them. The difference is that it is beginning to look as though throwing it is all they have left in their locker.
The Chancellor, who was standing in for the PM, sounded stiff, over-prepared and ungenerous.
Angela Eagle’s appearance at PMQs raises the question again: when, if ever, will Labour catch up?