Today’s proceedings were about as watchable as a game of cricket where the batsman does not actually have to face the bowling in person.
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Starmer attacks Johnson for breaking the “very broad consensus” on the constitution. The latter claims he meant the SNP’s record is the ‘disaster’.
The Prime Minister says that the money was spent combating anti-vaxxers and encouraging the public to take the vaccine.
Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: Johnson seduces the House, and talks away his mistakes, by promising a rosy future
There were moments when the PM made everyone from the Speaker down laugh, and most of his listeners were grateful for light relief from the crisis.
As the nation braces for a second lockdown, Johnson and Starmer lock horns on whether the Government should have embraced an earlier ‘circuit-breaker’.
Johnson says the Government has given Manchester £1.1 billion, £200 million, £50 million, £20 million plus £22 million – and now a new £60 million.
Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: Johnson may have no right to feel confident, but for some reason he does
In this battle between optimism and pessimism, hope and fear, faith and scepticism, Starmer found it hard to sow seeds of negativity.
Starmer challenges Johnson with SAGE’s assessment of his coronavirus strategy at PMQs.
Growing anti-lockdown sentiment among northern Labour mayors and councils offer him new opportunities – and dangers.
The Prime Minister and the Opposition leader clash on the competence of Ministers and the rule of six
Starmer says that shutdowns in the north aren’t working; Johnson responds that Labour is dodging responsibility on restrictions.
The Prime Minister needs a new, more straightforward manner in order to carry parliamentary and public opinion with him.
Iain Dale: Covid-19. There is no good reason why the arts sector should get a billion pound bailout while coach operators do not
Plus: If Johnson goes soon, it will be of his volition. And: these presidential debates are a train crash for America.
WATCH: Before Prime Minister’s Questions, Hoyle accuses Ministers of treating the Commons with contempt
“I now look to the Government to rebuild trust with this House,” he says, as he confirms that the Brady amendment won’t be called.
Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: The Speaker is furious and the Prime Minister refuses to put his arms round Starmer
Johnson contradicts his message of national togetherness, and antagonises MPs, by appearing to regard criticism as disloyal.
Starmer exposed factual contradictions in the PM’s statements: the PM preferred to defend Dido Harding, a damsel in distress.