PMQs returned today.
David Cameron challenged the Prime Minister on the movement of offenders to open prisons to deal with the overcrowding crisis, the idea that foreign prisoners might receive £2,000 to reward them for leaving Britain and the closure of NHS beds.
Today’s PMQs will be remembered for Mr Blair’s failure to back Gordon Brown as his successor. The Tory leader reminded the Prime Minister of his words from January when he appeared to suggest that the Chancellor was his choice for the next Labour leader. ‘I’m supporting Brown – are you?’, David Cameron joked, but Tony Blair said he wasn’t going to answer Mr Cameron’s questions on the Labour leadership and preferred to attack the Conservative Party’s lack of substance.
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