“Labour just want to keep people in the welfare trap. We want to help people into fantastic jobs.”
Posts Tagged: PMQs
Seldom have the politics of magnanimity been used so skilfully to baffle dissent.
PMQs – “It’s now been almost three years since the government promised a green paper on social care… What’s the hold-up?”
Plus: What Johnson was supposed to do about Iran from Number Ten that he couldn’t do from Mustique is mysterious. I imagine that it has phones and the internet.
“I think most reasonable people would accept that the United States has the right to protect its bases and its personnel,” declares Johnson.
The Prime Minister conducted himself like a benevolent monarch.
Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: Positively the final performance of the Westminster pantomime with its present cast
The Speaker is retiring, so is the Father of the House, but the Prime Minister looks confident of getting several encores.
“They said we couldn’t get a new deal, and we did. Then they said we couldn’t get it through Parliament.”
Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: Johnson shows a Dickensian ability to tell the truth by exaggerating it
He increased the pressure on Labour to facilitate a Brexit deal by reminding everyone that he is a formidable electioneer.
The pleasures of moral condemnation could distract the PM’s critics from replying to his arguments.
The Prime Minister’s first PMQs may not have generated much light – but it generated a lot of heat.
It seemed for a while that her last outing against Corbyn would be a stultifying reminder of their combined dullness. But she had one last trap to spring.
“As a party leader who has accepted when her time is up, perhaps the time has come for him to do the same.”
Here is a Leader of the Opposition who cannot see an open goal without tapping the ball gently in the wrong direction.
The Prime Minister confronts Corbyn over “his failure to deal with racism in the Labour Party”.