February 12th, 2014

PMQs Live Chat: Drowning Street Edition

Oral Questions to the Prime Minister

Q1 Caroline Lucas (Brighton, Pavilion)
Q2 Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin)
Q3 Andy Sawford (Corby)
Q4 Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds)
Q5 Cathy Jamieson (Kilmarnock and Loudoun)
Q6 Alison Seabeck (Plymouth, Moor View)
Q7 Neil Carmichael (Stroud)
Q8 Mr William Bain (Glasgow North East)
Q9 Stephen Doughty (Cardiff South and Penarth)
Q10 Rushanara Ali (Bethnal Green and Bow)
Q11 Stephen Timms (East Ham)
Q12 Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield)
Q13 Graeme Morrice (Livingston)
Q14 Mr David Amess (Southend West)
Q15 Gregg McClymont (Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East)

Comments in the comments please…


156 Comments

  1. 1
    Statin' the obvious says:

    Caroline Lucas spouting climate change bollocks as usual.

  2. 2
    sunderland is a labour ghetto thats why its shot says:

    Floods Flood and Floods.

  3. 3
    Tuscan Tony says:

    Mawnin’…

  4. 4
    Words instead of actions says:

    Cobra, Cobra, Cobra

  5. 5
    Anonymous says:

    Cameron lapping up the bollocks…

  6. 6
    Casual Observer 6 says:

    What a lame duck.

    All the money in the world cannot undo this, because of the lack of basic management over a period of years.

  7. 7
    Go Now Dave says:

    So Dave confirms he is a disciple of AGW.

  8. 8
    Mitch says:

    Cautions are normal, now? It is official government policy..

  9. 9
    Ric Holden CCHQ says:

    Less than 24 hours after the Prime Minister pledged “money is no object” in the effort to helping flooded communities recover, number 10 has confirmed that his comments did not mean extra money would be found.

    This Prime Minister is a complete and utter fuckwit !

  10. 10
    Gawd Help Us says:

    First ‘lesson will be learnt’ of the day.

  11. 11
    Anonymous says:

    Another Milibandwagon gets launched

  12. 12
    sunderland is a labour ghetto thats why its shot says:

    Milliband what a wanker,how can you deal with the floods its nature shit happens get over it.

  13. 13
    Casual Observer 6 says:

    Dave is stuttering a bit, like Ed Balls.

    Is he feeling the pressure yet ? :-)

    Ed Miliband really hates Britain…

  14. 14
    Hear'Say says:

    Can’t wait for heckles about Myleene Klass when Mark Pritchard stands up.

  15. 15
    Pithy phrases that mean fuck-all says:

    “Gold Commanders” mentioned twice already.

  16. 16
    Politicians blame God says:

    Politicians blaming poor infrastructure planning especially poor siting of buildings on floodplains amd concreting of catchment areas on the Climate.

  17. 17
    UKIP or bust says:

    Lots of women on the front bench, cameron pandering to goofy’s taunts. Tut tut tut.

  18. 18
    sunderland is a labour ghetto thats why its shot says:

    Cameron was a fool to say money no objective he has opened the floodgates so to speak.

  19. 19
    Oh dear says:

    Rushanara Ali from the Islamic Republic of Bethnal Green.

  20. 20
    Anonymous says:

    Met forecast is for a dry February and hotter than usual year

  21. 21
    Clay Davis says:

    Is Alok Sharma in the house?

  22. 22
    Casual Observer 6 says:

    Thanking the Environment Agency for doing their job now is bollocks when they haven’t been bothered to do it for the past x years.

    Sending the army in to clean this up means that forces have been diverted from defence of the realm.

    The Environment Agency have compromised national security.

  23. 23
    Lord Smith of Finsbury in the Borough of Islington says:

    I`m not resigning as I`m doing a great job

  24. 24
    sunderland is a labour ghetto thats why its shot says:

    Benn the Commie ill if he croaks it will be a Wankfest.

  25. 25
    Steve Miliband says:

    #whereswellywally

  26. 26
    The On High says:

    2007 when Milliband was running the Environment Dept, usual uselessness – why doesn’t Dave pull him on that?

  27. 27
    Anonymous says:

    Looks like a WI meeting on the front benches today

  28. 28
    Marty DiBirgi says:

    All of them spouting utter bollix! As usual!!

    On the floods thing a) where’s the money actually coming from and b) why won’t they admit that none of it will be spent in Somerset, by order of the EU?

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/christopherbooker/10625663/Flooding-Somerset-Levels-disaster-is-being-driven-by-EU-policy.html

  29. 29
    Casual Observer 6 says:

    Did Ed really just say that it took until 2007 for Labour to figure out that electrical substations – a piece of key infrastructure – are important to protect in the event of a flood ?

    What a fucking c’unt.

  30. 30
    Bald Eagle says:

    Will Eagle be doing the death stare point?

  31. 31
    the shoveler says:

    Wind, wind, wind!

  32. 32

    Cameron is becoming more and more like Bliar by the day. He even has Bliar’s mannerism with his glasses…not sure he needs them, probably just wears them to look wise…

  33. 33
    It's a force of nature, cunt! says:

    Only Labour would try and blame the government for flooding.

  34. 34
    sunderland is a labour ghetto thats why its shot says:

    Noddy Balls Im tempted to hope Labour win the next election and watch the shit hit the fan and destroy them forever.

  35. 35
    Chris Smith's double chin says:

    Miliband asking about “substation protection”.

    Presumably too embarrassed about the vigorous growth in the economy so he sticks to small electricity boxes. He’ll be asking about travel plugs soon.

  36. 36
    Casual Observer 6 says:

    Money is not the issue.

    The issue is workshy lazy bastard common purpose civil servants and EU directives which are being followed, which have allowed this situation to come to pass.

  37. 37
    Show some respect says:

    You’re very nasty.

  38. 38
    trev says:

    How often does Clogg wear a red tie at PMQ?

  39. 39
    sunderland is a labour ghetto thats why its shot says:

    Only 500 sack the fecking lot.

  40. 40
    get your house insured says:

    Why should the taxpayer cough up for people who are not insured?

  41. 41
    Casual Observer 6 says:

    What assurances are the government going to give that the insurance companies are not going to gauge the country on flood insurance premiums later this year ?

  42. 42
    Anonymous says:

    Given they know the order of questions, why do other MPs stand up as well?

  43. 43
    Chuka Umunna says:

    This PMQs pantomime farce is damaging politics in Britain.

  44. 44
    climate change denier says:

    Absolutely right, who needs science when you have ideology

  45. 45
    Mitch says:

    Do you mean households which can’t get insurance?

  46. 46
    the shoveler says:

    Ed appears to have cured his fundamentalist finger disease. Was it done on the NHS?

  47. 47
    Casual Observer 6 says:

    Lots of basic speech errors, and stressed body language from Dave.

    Cameron should just call Ed Miliband a c’unt, retract and get on with it.

  48. 48
    Caroline Luke-arse says:

    Mister Spe’aker, will the Prime Minister not admit that the only way to stop the flooding is to reverse his heartless cuts, scrap the bedroom tax, scrap Trident and close all power stations everywhere (except those serving my house, obviously)?

  49. 49
    Ed Miliband's Broadcasting Corporation says:

    Even King Canute couldn’t prevent the tide from coming in, so what can the useless UK Government do?
    We are dealing with a force of nature here and Miliband should stop whining down his large proboscis!

  50. 50
    Profits are privatised and losses are socialised says:

    Because they’re rich.

  51. 51
    Sunny Jim says:

    But it’ll destroy the UK too

  52. 52
    Mitch says:

    Cameron was asking for that – he deliberately implied a blank cheque.

  53. 53
    Liam Byrne says:

    Money is no object, as there is no money ! :-)

  54. 54
    The On High says:

    I can name one Environment Agency employee who needs sacking, summer here 2013. A leisurely drive in a brand new 4 x 4 EA logo vehicle, along the – no vehicles – seafront, surveying the view and putting on wellies forty minutes, a very leisurely stroll onto the beach, bend and fill with sea water, return to vehicle, have a smoke, read paper.

    Total time 2 hrs 35 minutes, I was so incensed I timed him from the cliff paths here. Wasters.

  55. 55
    Chris Smith's double chin says:

    Labour to give everyone a free umbrella funded by new tax on rain

  56. 56
    Steve Miliband says:

    Because they’re built in a river

  57. 57
    John Prescott says:

    Did someone say shawarma? I’m famished! Garlic sauce please.

  58. 58
    Mitch says:

    Supplementaries are allowed, to mix it up a bit.

  59. 59
    Casual Observer 6 says:

    Miliband is a committed socialist.

    That is a valid excuse for him.

    Dave on the other hand…

  60. 60
    sunderland is a labour ghetto thats why its shot says:

    Sawford a minor red prince his father was a fucking useless Labour MP.

  61. 61
    ashes to ashes says:

    can i ask why tories and ukip voted AGAINST flood prevention?

    http://politicalscrapbook.net/2014/02/tories-and-ukip-voted-against-flood-prevention-in-european-parliament/

    fucking tories -selfish cnuts

  62. 62
    Pay your own premium says:

    Cost me £209 to renew my insurance this morning.
    Why the fuck should I pay up, and those who spend their money otherwise receive financial help if their property floods?

  63. 63
    Mervyn King says:

    Paying out creates a moral hazard-if I`m flooded the government will cough up so it`s ok to build even more houses on floodplains

  64. 64
    Silent Majority says:

    Exactly. No insurance? Then get sandbags you numpty rather than expecting The State to pay.

  65. 65
    The Train Driver says:

    Oi ! get off the track,

  66. 66
    sunderland is a labour ghetto thats why its shot says:

    Didnt Ruffley try to top himself?

  67. 67
    Just Wondering says:

    Why are all these people sitting around talking when Barroso and Van Rompuy make all the decisions?

  68. 68
    Casual Observer 6 says:

    Switching Chris Smith with David Ruffley would sort out the Environment Agency.

  69. 69
    B. says:

    They will take the money from the poor.

    Bedroom Tax #2

  70. 70
    sunderland is a labour ghetto thats why its shot says:

    Cut taxes hear hear thats the way to win an election.

  71. 71
    Herman van Rompuy, Giraffe murderer, and EU President says:

    Pay your membership fee and watch my monkeys…

  72. 72
    Mitch says:

    £209 is pretty cheap for contents + building insurance. Maybe you have taken advantage of an offer which other people are supplementing. Obviously, you will no doubt be refunding them?

  73. 73
    Casual Observer 6 says:

    Bullshit Dave.

    Problem is – lack of dredging over a number of years.

    Who did Labour sell the dredging equipment to ?

  74. 74
    sunderland is a labour ghetto thats why its shot says:

    Labour thicko all wimmin shortlist bebeficiary

  75. 75
    Mr Speaker Bercow says:

    Thank you for your contribution Caroline. We’ll have to arrange a colonoscopy to find out what you’re going to say next.

  76. 76
    Anonymous says:

    They’re all fucking useless!

  77. 77
    EU Funded Pro-EU Troll says:

    Vote UKIP.

  78. 78
    M103 says:

    He’s preparing for the coalition with Labour.

  79. 79
    Andrew Efiong says:

    I’ll have a Kingfisher actually

  80. 80
    You Sir, Exaggerate! says:

    Wow! How did you find out?

    Or are you a PR flogging a dead horse?

  81. 81
    sunderland is a labour ghetto thats why its shot says:

    Gobshyte McClymont asking last question a real first rate c u nt be prepared.

  82. 82
    Anonymous says:

    “Miliband a socialist”

    That maybe, but International or National…that is the question.

  83. 83
    Mervyn King says:

    Cuts should involve enormous warts

  84. 84
    Pay your own premium says:

    What a load of bollocks. Thats the premium, I pay it up in full.
    If someone decides against paying similar, they can fuck off if they are flooded and expect others to replace their stuff

  85. 85
    Mop & Bucket says:

    We do not need new homes we need less people.

  86. 86
    Casual Observer 6 says:

    Osborne reduced the deficit by cutting inward investment, rather than reducing current government expenditure.

    Why are Labour not attacking on that line ?

    This could explain why the coalition has not reversed the decision which Labour took to stop maintaining the waterways properly.

  87. 87
    Anonymous says:

    Alok Sharma’s been called up.

  88. 88
    the shoveler says:

    What do they matter if there isn’t sufficient electricity generation?
    Another labour failure.

  89. 89
    There's a shock says:

    Convenient sound problem there…

  90. 90
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Aha, it’s Alok Sharma, the man who made Ed Miliband duck for cover after expoosing Labour’s flood publicity stunt.

  91. 91
    Labour says:

    Please do.

  92. 92
    Ding Dong says:

    Same respect you nasty lot showed at the death of Maggie.

  93. 93
    Casual Observer 6 says:

    Another speech failure from Cameron.

    When was the last time he had a brain scan ?

  94. 94
    the shoveler says:

    It’s actually Ed that’s using the Blair thumb jab most.

  95. 95
    Lorely Burt says:

    I have a very small majority-it`s just the way I`m standing makes it look big

  96. 96
    sunderland is a labour ghetto thats why its shot says:

    Roshan Ali a face for a burqa

  97. 97
    sunderland is a labour ghetto thats why its shot says:

    The young dont want to work innit

  98. 98
    Steve Miliband says:

    Timms owned

  99. 99
    Anonymous says:

    Lots of empty seats today…where the fuck are they?

  100. 100
    Jack Ketch says:

    Milliband has all week to prepare for PMQs. Cameron was in the West Country until late last night. I recall he performed very poorly when that aid worker was killed in Afghanistan in a botched rescue attempt–Cameron was on a live feed from Afghanistan until five in the morning. Under pressure he seems to do pretty well.

  101. 101
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Own goal from Labour there on the economy.

    Arsonists asking about fire damage!

  102. 102
    Casual Observer 6 says:

    The budget deficit was reduced at the expense of inward investment, not getting government under control.

    This is likely a big reason for why dredging equipment for example, was not repurchased.

  103. 103
    sunderland is a labour ghetto thats why its shot says:

    If you cannot afford kids dont fucking have them

  104. 104
    John Bellingham says:

    Swimming?

  105. 105
    Tony Blair says:

    We have to build on floodplains to house all the migrants we let in

  106. 106
    Mop & Bucket says:

    Claiming for a pair of wellies.

  107. 107
    Casual Observer 6 says:

    Building on flood plains is not smart. If you do, you need to build and maintain proper flood defences.

  108. 108
    Anonymous says:

    That’s because he’s a cosmopolitan/international socialist.

    Remember Jack straw saying “the English are a race not worth saving”. He’s another one.

  109. 109
    Anonymous says:

    The wind’s picking up!

  110. 110
    Childminder says:

    Saville just had other people’s

  111. 111
    foot.m says:

    f*ck off swampy get back in your tree

  112. 112
    ? says:

    Because it would have cost a bomb and made little difference ?

  113. 113
    Casual Observer 6 says:

    Come on Dave, give us some global warming science ;-)

  114. 114
    Fuck the LibLabCon says:

    That would mean half of the UK is uninhabitable.

    More immigrants please!

  115. 115
    Anonymous says:

    Lunchtime!

  116. 116
    Casual Observer 6 says:

    One Nation ?

  117. 117
    King Canute says:

    We have so much housing now that it`s not surprising we have excessive flooding with the increased runoff from impermeable surfaces, leading to higher river levels and more rapid peaks

  118. 118
    Parent-Child interaction therapy says:

    How old are you?

  119. 119
    Dave and Ed - Shit and Shyte says:

    It lasted about as long as all of Dave’s other cast-iron guarantees.

  120. 120
    Dave and Ed - Shit and Shyte says:

    Wankers talking bollocks to other wankers.

    And, of course, learning lessons.

  121. 121
    Dave and Ed - Shit and Shyte says:

    Cameron is a fool.

    The End.

  122. 122
    Dave and Ed - Shit and Shyte says:

    More like “Bulldykes R Us”.

  123. 123
    Hugh Janus says:

    Wasn’t it because the bill proposed was completely inadequate and overlooked several crucial areas, like the Levels? I suspect the aim was to defeat the measures and then introduce a replacement that better served their constituents…

  124. 124
    Hugh Janus says:

    Shit.

  125. 125
    Hugh Janus says:

    Smith said the other say that if people choose to buy houses on flood plains it’s their own stupid fault, or words to that effect.

    Problem is, Smiffy, that if all the housing stock is being built on floodplains then people have no effin’ choice, do they…?!

  126. 126
    All media and Politicians says:

    Yes, Show some respect to Viscount Stansgate.Think of his very well-placed Children!

  127. 127
    MB. says:

    At least Bercow shut up Lucas or she would have still been rambling on half an hour later.

  128. 128
    MB. says:

    ‘Given they know the order of questions, why do other MPs stand up as well?’

    So they are seen on TV by their constituents?

  129. 129
    Julian the Wonderhorse says:

    That’s the Eagle Brothers

  130. 130
    The Joker says:

    That all went pretty well then.

  131. 131
    Bluebottle says:

    I used to know someone who lived in Cowplain.

    He is dead now.

  132. 132
    Lost in Clacton says:

    I have yet to see a dead cow on any of these flood plains.

  133. 133
    Tom from Burnham on Sea says:

    If in doubt dig a ditch.

  134. 134
    (Rarely) Dangerous Brian says:

    I also give a great (blow) job.

  135. 135
    (Rarely) Dangerous Brian says:

    Because, just maybe they’re “all in it together”.
    Bunch of self serving mealy mouthed tw*ts.

  136. 136
    Fly on the wall says:

    Because if he did Ed would come straight back demanding to know how much Sam Cam’s dad is trousering weekly for allowing a useless wind machine of two in the back garden. Can’t be too careful now,….

  137. 137
    Fly on the wall says:

    gauge or gouge?

  138. 138
    Fly on the wall says:

    .,.. But not half as much as your glorious leader’s idiot pronouncements which knock millions off stock vaaaahhluues.

  139. 139
    Fly on the wall says:

    Probably still under water.

  140. 140
    foot.m says:

    nil points

  141. 141
    thostids says:

    He was selected by the Establishment because he’s quick on his feet. But that was before his hair started to fall out, his paunch requires the attention of a male girdle and his chins ripple.
    Even his promise of “money no object” came unglued when it turned into the old Brownian motion of “no new money”.
    What an utter “J. Arthur “.

  142. 142
    thostids says:

    Are they going to gave to bus them back to Kings Cross?

  143. 143
    thostids says:

    “Have” butterfinger!

  144. 144
    thostids says:

    In fact he’s very proud! (Do you think his staff follow him around with anti-septic sprays and cloths and clean everything he touches or do they just declare his room off-limits and blitz it on a weekly basis?). Obviously all those retro-virals are addling his brain. Does anyone know what little sinecure he’s being given when he meets “kick Ass Cameron” in a dark alley and meets unemployment suddenly?

  145. 145
    thostids says:

    Where’s Rennard when you need a dyke plugging?

  146. 146
    thostids says:

    I wonder whether it’s Gove or Pickles who leave Kick Ass Cameron the statutory bottle of (cheap) whiskey and a revolver. Events, dear boy, Events.

  147. 147
    Cill Blinton says:

    It depends what your definition of ‘is’ is

  148. 148
    thostids says:

    Only because The Tories have told the Insurers that if they don’t underwrite the risks at loss-leading rates they will be visited by every plague that they could imagine as well as having a visit from Lord “Leaky-Arse” Smith who will insist upon shaking hands with every single Director.

  149. 149
    thostids says:

    Aqua-lungs. Makes a change from Farmer’s lung.

  150. 150
    Canute's PR Man says:

    Canute never tried to, FFS. He was showing that his power had limits, Read the story.

  151. 151
    Anonymous says:

    When the 45 min warning sounds, you, and your family, must take cover. So is there evidence that the country is about to be attacked?

  152. 152
    Lord and Lady Establishment-Stooge of Brussels says:

    Please read the comments attached to the link and stop scapegoating UKIP for the EU and Parliament’s disastrous policies.
    So, the EU decide to allow flooding of the Somerset Levels instead of dredging and flood prevention. The Establishment One Party State agree to sacrifice the innocent people who live there while their placements in the EA, who earn more while providing less, implement the strategy.
    UKIP MEPs do not agree with flooding innocent British people’s homes and businesses on behalf of the Stalinist EU so vote against.

  153. 153
    Lord and Lady Establishment-Stooge of Brussels says:

    The Conservatives, Labour and LibDems want 70+ million people living in the UK while we live in slums and ghettos scratching around for minimum wage work.
    VOTE UKIP

  154. 154
    Lord and Lady Establishment-Stooge of Brussels says:

    It’s only a floodplain if you allow it to flood.

  155. 155
    Lord and Lady Establishment-Stooge of Brussels says:

    Topical adverts on here.
    American Red Cross want us to help people affected by the typhoon in the Philippines to the right.
    Help with your immigration problems below.

  156. 156
    Hugh Janus says:

    Well said.


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