Targets, waiting-lists, A&E… the two leaders clashed over the National Heath Service.
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The Chancellor bit back: “The person who worked alongside Damian McBride is in no place to give lectures on anything.”
“My two years with Owen have taken me into unfamiliar rural terrain but with Owen very familiar Conservative principles”
For Ed Miliband this was like being beaten up by a Bertie Wooster figure who turns out to be both clever and brutal.
The Speaker sounded like a petulant schoolmaster, but was right to try to restrain the Prime Minister.
My, hasn’t he grown…?
Like it or not, the session is our entire party system in microcosm, in which tribal skulduggery is the order of every day.
The Labour leader prefers to chuck cheap abuse at David Cameron.
Would a dull Commons be a bigger turn off?
He had – and missed – a chance to talk seriously about the future of his country and his party.
Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: Cameron and Miliband are trapped in a demeaning cycle of abusive behaviour
The dialogue in a Punch and Judy show is more sophisticated. This double act could do with some light and shade.
Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: The Prime Minister underestimated Miliband, and was badly stung for his mistake
This was a defeat that Cameron deserved – and a defeat that he must learn from.
Also: Meeting Princess Michael. My old friend Simon Burns. Alastair Campbell, my stand-in. And: off to Dubrovnik and “the odd Ann Widdecombe pussy joke”.
The moment when John Bercow announced Eleanor Laing’s victory in today’s ballot, “a contest which showed the House at its best”.
No Minister serves forever, and I suspect that Burns will have gazed ahead to the coming reshuffle and looked sideways at the Deputy Speaker post.