The Labour leader for some reason declined to test fire the latest ammunition supplied by the former Downing Street adviser.
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The PM spread good cheer across the Chamber before readying himself to feast with the knights of the G7 at Carbis Bay.
Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: The time has come for Starmer to crack the odd joke at Johnson’s expense
Blackford presented himself “as a member of Scotland’s crofting community”, but did not seem to be trying to raise a laugh.
Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: See the incredible rejuvenating effects of “Tory sleaze” on dejected Lefties
Johnson declined to look in the slightest bit abashed, and instead offered, as an inspiring example, the recapture of the Falkland Islands.
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: MPs find more to say about the Duke because he did not always play it safe
The Prime Minister described, with relish, Prince Philip’s ability to drive “a coach and horses through the finer points of diplomatic protocol”.
Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: Kindly impale yourself on the sharpened stakes at the bottom of this hole
It is not good for the Commons for the Prime Minister to win such easy victories, and may not even be good for Johnson.
He attacked the SNP for wanting the poor, hard-pressed taxpayer “to pay for more and more and more”.
The unenviable role of humourless teacher trying to discipline an impudent schoolboy was played by the Leader of the Opposition.
Much the best way to embarrass its members at Westminster would be to hail them as friends and fellow members of the Establishment.
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: Johnson beams like a schoolboy who has got his hands on an enormous cake
Like his most witty and nimble predecessor, Disraeli, Johnson finds that a majority is always better than the best repartee.
Simon Richards: Almost 15 years ago, I helped to set up Better Off Out. This deal isn’t perfect – but it delivers what we campaigned for.
The agreement that Johnson has obtained rights the wrongs inflicted by Major and a succession of Europhile Prime Ministers.
Starmer exposed factual contradictions in the PM’s statements: the PM preferred to defend Dido Harding, a damsel in distress.
Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: Johnson has a bad first day back, with no plausible excuses for not doing his homework
Starmer had a success, conveying genuine moral indignation as he asked tough questions.
Iain Dale: Davey is the new LibDem leader. But only 57 per cent of his party’s members could be bothered to vote.
Plus: Any Questions, Cross Question, why Williamson and Gibb should go – and why Johnson’s masks policy isn’t a U-turn.
He also claims Scotland doesn’t have powers it needs to respond to the Covid-19 crisis “in the way that it should”.