January 8th, 2014

Tories Deny PMQs Deal

A senior Tory pours cold water on the suggestion by Nick Robinson that today’s PMQs could have been the result of Ed and Dave agreeing to take PMQs down a notch or two after the rowdiness of the last year: “You brief people you want calmer, more dignified when you are losing.” That’s that then.

UPDATE: Ta da:


  1. 1
    The Public says:

    There is something they don’t want us to know


    • 6
      lolwut says:

      That they’re all hated by the public and they’re trying desperately to do something about it?


      • 9
        Joined Up Thinking says:

        But the public know that.

        There is something else – methinks a higher authority may have given them a bit of a telling off…


        • 19
          God says:

          i never said a word!


        • 21
          Fuck the LibLabCon says:

          As FFS (I think it was) stated yesterday, the only deal cooked up by the LibLabConners worth talking about is the one relating to immigration

          Their joint objective is to undermine UKIP with their new found (faux) concerns on immigration and the EU (re the electorate) at the forcoming Euro elections on 22nd May.

          Vote UKIP


    • 44
      dai laughing says:

      you take this juvenile pantomime seriously?


  2. 2
    hang on a min says:

    The Tories wiped the floor with Labour at the end of last year.
    Surely they wouldn’t be so stupid to agree to suspend hostilities….


    • 64
      Keep scrapping Guido says:

      Balls, Brown, Campbell …. won’t like these suspended hostilities. They want hate. Helping out the electorate is not in their first motivation.


      • 87
        I hate socialists. says:

        They will soon be back to normal, Miliband always comes across as
        an immature schoolboy debater anyway .


  3. 3
    Mithter Thpeaker says:



  4. 4
    Chris (hog-tied and in a suitcase Bryant says:

    I wasn’t there, my boyfriend has taken the key.


  5. 5
    Casual Observer 5 says:

    They are just trying to emulate Nigel’s tone.

    Vote UKIP.


  6. 7
    Buju Banton says:

    Labour were probably down by the Paul Goggins news and the Tories were wondering who he was.


  7. 8
    Iain Duncan-Smith says:

    Universal Credit will be delivered on time and on budget.


  8. 10
    Ed Balls says:



  9. 11
    BBC 24 Hr rolling bollocks says:

    Is that the truth according to Nick Robinson or the Truth truth?


  10. 12
    Molly The Dog says:

    I hear Diane is on This Week again FFS….


  11. 13
    Ed Moribund says:

    is the Prime Minster aware that the price of frozen peas has risen 7% since 2008? {unless you go to lidl}

    Its a cost of living crisis!


  12. 14
    This is the sewage we share oxygen with says:


  13. 15
    Vince Cable say immigration is good for business says:

    Left wingers speaking up on behalf of the wants and needs of big business?
    Whatever next?


    • 47
      UKIP or bust says:

      They both do, they are both on the side of capital and the state.

      Weather it’s green business, Euro business, cultural enrichment business, it’s all part of the state/capital.

      Power and control through state and wealth.


  14. 20
    The Romanian Ambasssador says:

    Our citizens are an asset. We are very pleased you have allowed them into your country, no questions asked.



    • 62
      you couldn't make it up says:

      So Labour’s Keith Vaz welcomed in a Romanian immigrant with
      a 2011 conviction for beating up his girlfriend and threatening
      to drown her in a lake.


  15. 23
    Fuck the LibLabCon says:

    Just goes to prove it’s all just LibLabCon choreographed pantomime.


  16. 24
    This is a real politician says:

    At risk of getting trolled – the following is worth reading and absorbing:

    This is a statement and sorry episode which is in tune with UK values. However, Nigel has still not really gone into the EU aspect of this – perhaps morally and politically not a good argument to make against the EU when in a position of power.

    Contrast with the now somewhat restrained hooligans in the House, and this perhaps explains why they are not toning it down, but trying to get back to something which passes for adult debate.


    • 33
      Christ says:

      Are the 1500 Syrian Christians?


      • 41
        This is a real politician says:

        Most of those applying / wanting to come to the UK have a familial connection here.

        Many will likely be Christian, or have a significant connection with the UK.

        Recall that Mr. Bla!r did enlist a number to destabilize the country when he was ME Peace Envoy, and Hague was supplying phones etc. to some of the others on the ground.

        They will likely be anti-Assad, but most will not be rebel fighters (otherwise they would not be refugee’s), but were caught in the crossfire and could well have enemies on both sides back in Syr!a.

        Those let in should be watched carefully though as a number will likely be seeking entry to carry out Syr!an government work – think agents and government assassins, but in the main they will be regular folk who have family here.

        The UK has given sanctuary to Assad’s wife and some other high ranking Syr!an government officials who have deserted the regime there. The arguments against allowing those with legitimate claims seeking refuge here are very weak.


  17. 25
    This is the sewage we share oxygen with says:

    We need eugenics on the underclass.


    • 36
      Casual Observer 5 says:

      She probably needs a cut in free money, job, and realistic prospect of being able to settle and raise a family with a decent bloke, and less booze.


      • 38
        This is the sewage we share oxygen with says:

        She needs a good decking and 50 years in solitary confinement.


        • 45
          Casual Observer 5 says:

          She probably never had a father figure in her life, which is partly why she is acting out, and also perhaps has nothing to lose.

          Cut the benefits, and give her a chance to survive without unwanted competition from migrants.

          Then if she still turns out bad, the criminal justice system might be able to salvage something.


          • This is the sewage we share oxygen with says:

            Have you suddenly converted to Labour?! Kidding, of course, but I’ve got no time to have sympathy for scum like that. She’ll be from a family where successive generations haven’t worked. Institutionalised welfare dependency.


          • the volunteer says:

            It is a girl trying to make sense of her environment


          • Casual Observer 5 says:

            No – haven’t converted to Labour.

            Re-read – first bit of advice: Cut the benefits.

            Am suggesting a libertarian approach to addressing what is representative of a fairly wide social problem which could perhaps repair things using solid moral arguments and less tax payers money.


          • Casual Observer 5 says:

            Very much to your point about multi-generational benefit dependency also: Breaking the dependency cycle and restoring her individuality and freedom to make constructive rather than destructive decisions in life would very likely work.

            May not be a perfect person at the end in her case (and many others) but would certainly be better people to share the oxygen with.


          • This is the sewage we share oxygen with says:

            Fair points.


  18. 26
    This is a real politician says:

    And the Penny is perhaps finally dropping that those who have been carefully managed out of voting and having political interest are beginning to stir:

    Folk should ensure they have their photo Id, as thanks to the uncontrolled immigration and blind eye that has been turned to electoral fraud over the years, photo Id may be needed in addition to a polling card in order to vote.

    What is going to be done about the postal votes though ?


    • 37
      The 125% Turnout in Walthamstow High Street Ward That No-one Questioned on Election Night says:

      Postal votes shuld be banned. Entirely. No exceptions.


      • 46
        The left says:

        That would be , like, wacist! And denying people who can’t be arsed to go to the polling station their Uman rights and that, innit?


        • 71
          M o P says:

          The people whom you describe should not have any human rights. They would probably be more at home with the animal rights brigade.


        • 91
          Jack Ketch says:

          Eighty-three people called Muhammed Aziz live next door, honest.


    • 69
      Oh well says:

      SNP must be working furiously on that to skew the referendum result.


  19. 28
    BBC 24 Hr rolling bollocks says:

    Miliband has been instructed to become less animated in the chamber after Aardman production company issue a writ over copyright issues.


  20. 31
    Nick Clegg says:

    I apparently have to move abroad as according to Boris I’m a Non Con Dom


  21. 32
    BBC Red Bottom {one nation} says:

    We have now had a good, long, fifty year look at immigration into the UK.
    And we can report there have been no problems with it whatsoever.


  22. 40
    Mike Hancock's half hour says:

    Me! Turn up to a trial? Its a liberty!
    Sid…Can’t you help me Sid? Tell the judge I’m a Mason and slip him 5 bob?
    I’ll roll me trouser leg up and do the silly handshake.


  23. 42
    Diane Abbott loses her temper says:


  24. 43
  25. 48
    the volunteer says:

    when I was in Munich at that time the students were quite interested in Enoch.
    I said somebody had compared Enoch’s speeches to Hitler’s and found similarities in delivery and they went very quiet. There is a shame that they have about the Nasti past but really I don’t think they have anything to be ashamed of, it was just an early attempt to unify Europe


  26. 51
    Diane Abbott loses her temper says:


  27. 55
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:


    More global warming.

    If the yanks weren’t such fat pussywhipped morons they would have lynched Al Gore and all the eco-loons by now :-)


    • 76
      M o P says:

      Maybe they will when they hear that their super-duper ice breaker has also got itself stick in the rapidly melting (tee hee) ice floes in the next week or two.


  28. 60
    (Not so)Dangerous Brian says:

    Nick Robinson, “He knows you know”.
    What a self opinionate little d**k he is.


  29. 63
    This is the BBC says:

    Labour, wrong on the economy, wrong on immigration, wrong on education, wrong on licensing and gambling laws, wrong on almost anything of any importance.


  30. 66
    the volunteer says:

    we are here patiently waiting.
    Grasp the opportune time in history, come back to our bosom.
    to OUR heart.
    Join with us and affirm our common destiny.
    Negotiate a new UNITED Kingdom outside of the EU


    • 72
      No thanks says:

      No, we’ve enough scroungers to be taking on the untrustworthy silt from the Republic of Ireland


      • 79
        the volunteer says:

        “Joyce’s Irish experiences constitute an essential element of his writings, and provide all of the settings for his fiction and much of its subject matter. His early volume of short stories, Dubliners, is a penetrating analysis of the stagnation and paralysis of Dublin society. The stories incorporate epiphanies, a word used particularly by Joyce, by which he meant a sudden consciousness of the “soul” of a thing.”


  31. 70
    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    Nick cock up Robinson
    Norman 3rd rate village hall actor Smith


    • 80
      M o P says:

      How much do the BBC actually pay these two effy nidiots to continually spout their garbage on air? With Sky also going rapidly down the tubes, we are going to need another radio/tv organisation to bring some semblance of sanity back for our viewing/listening pleasure.

      PS: Why do half the Sky presenters sound like the late John Cole. Mossis Thotcher might have known the answer to that. The other half sound like wayward Africans or misplaced antipodeans.


      • 81
        M o P says:

        oops, silly me – try again.

        How much do the BBC actually pay these two effy nidiots to continually spout their garbage on air? With Sky also going rapidly down the tubes, we are going to need another radio/tv organisation to bring some semblance of sanity back for our viewing/listening pleasure.

        PS: Why do half the Sky presenters sound like the late, great John Co*e. Mossis Thotcher might have known the answer to that. The other half sound like wayward Africans or misplaced antipodeans.


  32. 77
    the volunteer says:

    It is such a ridiculous thing that the Irish state is separated from the rest of the
    UK. I tink something must have happened in the past but I say look at Yorkshire possibly a similar area although not separated by sea and those yorkshire people probably feel the same way toward the mill owners and the landlords. but we are all grown ups now and we can invent if we wish.
    grasp the opportune time in history, come back to our bosom.
    stand together with your brothers, the Celts and the Picts. hold hands and affirm our common destiny. negotiate a new UNITED Kingdom outside of the EU


  33. 82
    Nemesis says:

    PMQs was only subdued because of the death of Paul Goggins. It will be back to its usual kindergarten self next week.


  34. 83
    Hector's sister says:

    Screw the people as long as we keep a cap on all our little fiddles all is well in love and war.

    There will of course be some nice little jobs to hand out in Europe after 2015 and we will have a few more of those Royal Commissions and Public Inquiries floating about.

    And let us not forget too the relative inexperience if the average SPAD.


  35. 89
    Ed the Eunuch says:

    Another dead jogger!


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