The Prime Minister has seldom been bested at PMQs – a weekly ritual that he’s been involved in on and off for the best part of 25 years.
The story of the last month is of Osborne’s rapid decline.
Plus: well suited and Back to Black(pool)
With the aid of a YouTube meme, today we look back on a few of the Prime Minister’s best PMQs comebacks.
Corbyn has retreated on NATO and the EU, been slapped down on Trident, and now his Shadow Chancellor has delivered a speech the old leadership could have written.
With large current account and budget deficits, that long-term economic plan of promoting savings, investment and exports is very much a work in progress.
Twenty years at Harriet Harman’s high altar of all women shortlists and selection quotas are duly delivering their reward – for the Conservatives.
“As Robin Day famously said, we politicians are here today and gone tomorrow.”
Plus: The OBR isn’t needed to audit manifestos. The SNP’s sleight-of-hand on austerity. A lack of debate on healthcare. And: don’t make promises you can’t keep.
Record employment is the jewel in the crown of this Government’s five-year term.
Plus: The CCHQ charm school. Disgraceful Livingstone. Untruthful Clegg. Nasty Russell Brand. Where I’ll be on election night. And: Advice to candidates for the count.
Ed Balls refused to dance with Andrea Jenkyns, the Yorkshire lass standing for the Conservatives, but should be worried that he could lose his seat to her.
Among the likely consequences of its Mansion Tax would be a shortfall in revenue – followed by a reduction of the threshold.
It’s one of the most significant developments of this Parliament, and a consolation during this fraught election campaign.
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