January 22nd, 2014

PMQs Live Chat: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs Edition

At 12.00pm: Oral Questions to the Prime Minister

Q1 Stephen Timms (East Ham) If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 22 January.

Q2 Nick de Bois (Enfield North)

Q3 Duncan Hames (Chippenham)

Q4 Mr Steve Reed (Croydon North)

Q5 Neil Parish (Tiverton and Honiton)

Q6 Simon Kirby (Brighton, Kemptown)

Q7 Phil Wilson (Sedgefield)

Q8 Christopher Pincher (Tamworth)

Q9 David T. C. Davies (Monmouth)

Q10 Ann McKechin (Glasgow North)

Q11 Mark Pawsey (Rugby)

Q12 Mr Michael McCann (East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow)

Q13 Emma Reynolds (Wolverhampton North East)

Q14 Jonathan Lord (Woking)

Q15 Damian Hinds (East Hampshire)

Comments in the comments please…


148 Comments

  1. 1
    Missing Ed says:

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  2. 2
    Steve Miliband says:

    Jonty Lord gets a question

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  3. 6
    Despicable says:

    Using a dead child to make political point…classy..

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  4. 9
    No Camwron, you got that wrong too says:

    British taxpayers don’t want their money sent to Syria.

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  5. 10
    England is full says:

    No more refugees thanks Ed

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  6. 11
    Steve Miliband says:

    Can we have Punch and Judy back please zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

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  7. 11
    Round the Bend says:

    Miliband ‘ take a few hundred as a token’ tokenism is what labour is about.

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  8. 13
    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    Labour are sinking to a new low. Miliband plays politics with Syrian children. Miliband is one sick person.

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  9. 14
    nell says:

    so is bullyballs sitting in the front row making that flat lining gesture this morning?

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  10. 15
    punch and judy says:

    do people really want boring sensible non combative PMQ’s…..

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  11. 16
    C.O.Jones says:

    Anyone else having trouble logging on to parliament tv? Site will not load for me.

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  12. 18
    Cathy Ashton EU High Rpresentative on Foreign Aaffairs,Protege of Gordon Brown says:

    No discussions with the Un over Syrian refugees,this is a Islamic civil war fuck all to dow with us,no more aid no more refugees.

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  13. 19
    The youth would know says:

    Is that the ‘loser’ gesture Miliband is making?

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  14. 22
    gesture politics says:

    ed has a new use for his finger…

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  15. 23
    Define Poverty says:

    Define Poverty.

    Define Poverty.

    Define Poverty.

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    • 42
      nell says:

      According to labour you are living in poverty if you don’t have a top of the range car, a 42″ flat screen tv, all children in the household having laptops and xboxs and mum in the kitchen having dishwasher and all mod cons.

      It is also, according to labour, a sign of extreme poverty if you have to go to work to earn it.

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      • 79
        White Dee says:

        42″?

        That’s just for the little portable in the kitchen yeah? I need sumfink to watch Jeremy Kyle on when I am slaving away cooking the kids’ micro chips.

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        • 99

          What about the deep fried Mars bars?

          Don’t caring mums bother with these any more?

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          • moderate me would you? says:

            It was never a Brummie delicacy.

            I have to say though, we had an ethnic night in Scotland one time so bought a deep-fried mars bar and some Buckfast.

            Better than it sounds.

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          • I tried to buy some Buckfast last time I was back in the UK, just to experience what all the fuss was about.

            The girl at Tescos looked at me in bemusement when I asked her if they stocked it. They didn’t.

            Always take some souvenir postcards with me when I come home and she looked quite nice. So I gave her one.

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          • І trіеd tо bυy ѕоmе Bυсkfаѕt lаѕt tіmе І wаѕ bасk іn thе UK, jυѕt tо еxpеrіеnсе whаt аll thе fυѕѕ wаѕ аbоυt.

            Thе gіrl аt Tеѕсоѕ lооkеd аt mе іn bеmυѕеmеnt whеn І аѕkеd hеr іf thеy ѕtосkеd іt. Thеy dіdn’t.

            Аlwаyѕ tаkе ѕоmе ѕоυvеnіr pоѕtсаrdѕ wіth mе whеn І соmе hоmе аnd ѕhе lооkеd qυіtе nісе. Ѕо І gаvе hеr оnе.

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    • 55
      Doalite says:

      Poverty is not being able to afford takeaway food for my kids

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  16. 24
    Nonsense says:

    13 million in poverty…what a load of bollocks!

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  17. 25
    Ed's definition of Poverty is most Strange says:

    13 million in poverty? What a load of Bollocks.

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  18. 26
    Round the Bend says:

    Bullingdon club – Ed has lost it

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  19. 27
    Balls says:

    Seriously?..he’s reduced to Bullingdon club jibes again.
    That man is a nincompoop

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  20. 28
    Keith Miliband says:

    Miliband is such a Keith

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  21. 29
    Rubbish says:

    Fuck off Duncan Hames…..Syria is taking care of its terrorist insurgency.
    We should offer them support.

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    • 32
      Persona non grata says:

      A tyrant who turns on his own people, has he forgotten Blair, and the current incumbent.

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      • 140
        (Rarely) Dangerous Brian says:

        Blair and Assad, best of pals 4 years ago if I remember correctly.
        The Real Politik kicking in again Tony?

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  22. 31
    M102 says:

    An assured and robust performance from Ed Miliband who just got his arse handed to him on a plate.

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    • 39
      Mr Happy says:

      We are all filthy rich.

      80% of us can afford to go on holiday.

      Just rejoice at the ever increasing good news and if you can point out the 20% of wasters for comment and social and economic exclusion so much the better.

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      • 84
        Ed Ball's Belly says:

        But when Labour conveniently define poverty as a percentage, how are you ever going to get rid of poverty when there will always be a bottom 20%?

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    • 104
      The BBC says:

      No, it was another triumph for Ed, because people have tweeted us to tell us so.

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  23. 33
    Cathy Ashton EU High Rpresentative on Foreign Aaffairs,Protege of Gordon Brown says:

    Steve Reed another parliamentary fudge packer the place is full of them.

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  24. 34
    Dr Doom says:

    No comment

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  25. 36
    Scumbags says:

    Well said, Dodds. Tell the Republic of Ireland to come claim about how they facilitated IRA terrorism.

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  26. 37
    Gay Vim says:

    Forty days of Rain in Brighton forecast

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  27. 38
    I am a Tory. says:

    Phil Wilson fucking North East Labour fucker thick as a plamk and a serial trougher.

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    • 67
      Theresa May MP says:

      One should always be gracious in victory.

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    • 126
      Sunny Jim says:

      Yes, he’s the one who got Blair’s old constituency, Sedgefield. You could put a monkey in a red rosette up for election there & the locals would vote for it – oh, wait…

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      • 129
        North, but not Scotland says:

        The most amusing example was Peter Mandelson in Hartlepool. I used to go there with work, and the locals were embarrassed about their MP, but they still elected him. Shame the local Labia got rid of H’Angus.

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  28. 40
    Woooeeeeooooowwoo says:

    Is there a competition between the North East MPs to speak with the broadest accent, and be least intelligible

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  29. 44
    John Motson's Sheepskin says:

    Miliband was useless.

    Brilliant!

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  30. 45
    Bye Bye Jock MPs says:

    Never mind Jocks, you will be free soon.

    I hope

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  31. 46
    I am a Tory. says:

    Low wage economies equals Labour constituencys.

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  32. 50
    Ed's having a bad day says:

    Even Clegg laughs and smiles at Vote Consrvative.

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    • 51
      Georgie Osborne's blue and white army says:

      That is what they are all going to do in Sheffield come the next Election.

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      • 56
        William Morris says:

        I think it might be a wise step to introduce all night voting booths because these Yorkies are so idle these days they can hardly get out of bed before Emmerdale.

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  33. 52
    Swap,shop says:

    Is that Noel Edmonds sitting beside Cameron?

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  34. 57
    Errr says:

    The supporter of Muslims who was killed by Muslims?
    That one?

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  35. 64
    England is full says:

    Del Thing

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  36. 65
    Lefty Sack Cloth and ashes says:

    Why whenever a lefty Dies does PMQs have to be taken up with tributes? This is neither the time nor the place.

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  37. 69
    I am a Tory. says:

    Huw Wanker Davies says it all

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  38. 80
    The Institute of Socialists Economists says:

    What is the Prime Minister going to do about the Full Employment crisis ?

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  39. 81
    Ed Dafty, LimpDim MP, Climate Change Chieftain says:

    BOLLOCKS !

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  40. 87
    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    Where would labours new towns be built? Green field sites?

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    • 93
      moderate me would you? says:

      Huge amounts of land all over the place.

      There’s no shortage of land for building.

      The problem is the artificial planning constraints. Remove the constraints, revive the economy. Cheaper houses for everybody.

      What’s not to like?

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      • 100
        i don't n eed no doctor says:

        Is there a brown field site big enough for one of labours new towns?

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      • 128
        (That's enough Eds, Ed!) says:

        Concreting over OUR countryside for fucking immigrants! That’s what!

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      • 130
        We need more immigration like arabs need more sand says:

        Tearing up our countryside to house people we don’t need, don’t want and will turn the native people into a minority within a couple of generations, doesn’t sound too clever.

        But if all you’re interested in is making a fast buck, or importing new voters, it probably makes perfect sense.

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  41. 92
    Ian Smith says:

    Universal Credit will be delivered on time and on budget.

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  42. 97
    Nasal Ed says:

    I started with a question on Syria as I needed a quick win before moving on to the unemployment figures

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  43. 98
    Tosser Dave says:

    Great News! I managed to keep the Deficit down to only £12.1 BILLION in December.

    That’s ONLY £390 million per day, or £6+ extra debt for every man woman and child in the country each day, every fucking day.

    I’ve been in “power2 now for nearly four years, together with Nickelarse. We are united in failure.

    Never mind, it’s all the fault of Gorgon & Co. — of course, and not my fucking overspending.

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    • 102
      Gordon Brown says:

      I handed over a booming economy, ended boom and bust, and they still threw me out, why?

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      • 107
        Anonymous says:

        You can’t deny the economy went “boom” under Gordon

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      • 112
        Clear Blue Water says:

        Yes and they only just got rid of you! That clown Cameron could not win outright against the worse PM since the 30s! Coalition awaits us again in 2015 with only constant being those utter scrim shankers the LibDems! What a f_cking outcome Cameron really is selling us to the dogs and heaping the debt on whilst doing it.

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      • 115

        Possibly because you transformed boom and bust into bust and bankrupt?

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    • 110
      Fish says:

      Not at akl bad when you consider the liabilities and broken benefits system left by Labour

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      • 143
        Casual Observer 2 says:

        Still no excuse for doubling the National Debt — fucking Camoron’s second biggest achievement after bumsex marriage.

        Dave is a gay loving spendthrift t(u)rd.

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  44. 106

    The bloke who used to run this gaff would always have an article teed up to post immediately after PMQs had ended.

    The younger pretender has not cottoned onto that wise precaution yet.

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  45. 108
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    Unemployment is falling too far, too fast.

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    • 117
      Ed Miliband says:

      The government has created too many jobs Mr Speaker, our core voters the benefit scroungers will have to work. Who will vote for us now Mr Speaker.

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  46. 114
    I like beer says:

    Does the Prime Minister think it morally right and defensible that people with unspent criminal convictions should be finding themselves favored with Government sponsored sinecures ?

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  47. 120
    A Ship's Lawyer says:

    A Prime Minister who openly now encourages Job Centres to refer people to Food Banks is simply not a Prime Minister to lead people to economic prosperity.

    He is neglecting his duty to the people.

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  48. 121
    Food Bank says:

    There is no drop in unemployment. If you recently took a seasonal temp job you will now be unable to start a new claim.

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  49. 132
    Mark wouters says:

    hello,
    Ive continued to send sick notes into the dwp in Leeds ,west yorkshire since before october 2013,now the dwp have said they want sick notes from october 2013 to Janauery 2014 ,why ???as they have them i posted them in Leeds ,the GP hasnt given me a new one for this period ,WHY NOT ??? are the FUNDHOLDING GPs stealing the benefit money for themselves,???as these GPs are tory voters-supporters,perhaps the dwp are destroying them or stealing them to steal my benefit money or worse so that the government looks like its doing what it said.
    These are all fascists ,i still have no food and no money,and the MP in Leeds Hilary Benn seems to be totally disinterested.

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    • 144
      The Ukranians are revolting says:

      Looks like you are in a bit of a mess then.

      Best to get working to pay your way.

      Benefits aren’t the answer to your problem and don’t even think about going for a freebie at one of those food banks because we will shoot you if you try.

      There is no future in this new prosperous UK for moaners like you.

      Get into work and give us all a break.

      People like you are letting the country down

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    • 145
      CYNICAL OLD GIT says:

      SELL YOUR COMPUTER

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  50. 146
    A Prawn Sandwich says:

    It would have been nice if Mr Milliband and Mr Cameron could have got together at PMTs today and discussed future interest rate rises because we would all know exactly where we stand and could make logical decisions about what to do with our money.

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