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.

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

    Floods Flood and Floods.

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  3. 3
    Tuscan Tony says:

    Mawnin’…

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  4. 3
    Words instead of actions says:

    Cobra, Cobra, Cobra

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  5. 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.

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  6. 7
    Go Now Dave says:

    So Dave confirms he is a disciple of AGW.

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  7. 8
    Mitch says:

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

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  8. 8
    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 !

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  9. 10
    Gawd Help Us says:

    First ‘lesson will be learnt’ of the day.

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  10. 11
    Anonymous says:

    Another Milibandwagon gets launched

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  11. 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.

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  12. 13
    Casual Observer 6 says:

    Dave is stuttering a bit, like Ed Balls.

    Is he feeling the pressure yet ? :-)

    Ed Miliband really hates Britain…

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    • 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.

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      • 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 “.

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    • 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.

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  13. 14
    Hear'Say says:

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

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  14. 15
    Pithy phrases that mean fuck-all says:

    “Gold Commanders” mentioned twice already.

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  15. 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.

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  16. 17
    UKIP or bust says:

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

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  17. 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.

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  18. 19
    Oh dear says:

    Rushanara Ali from the Islamic Republic of Bethnal Green.

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  19. 20
    Anonymous says:

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

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  20. 21
    Clay Davis says:

    Is Alok Sharma in the house?

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  21. 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.

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    • 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?

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  22. 23
    Lord Smith of Finsbury in the Borough of Islington says:

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

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    • 134
      (Rarely) Dangerous Brian says:

      I also give a great (blow) job.

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    • 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?

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  23. 24
    sunderland is a labour ghetto thats why its shot says:

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

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  24. 25
    Steve Miliband says:

    #whereswellywally

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  25. 26
    The On High says:

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

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    • 135
      (Rarely) Dangerous Brian says:

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

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    • 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,….

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  26. 27
    Anonymous says:

    Looks like a WI meeting on the front benches today

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  27. 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

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  28. 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.

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  29. 30
    Bald Eagle says:

    Will Eagle be doing the death stare point?

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  30. 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…

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  31. 33
    It's a force of nature, cunt! says:

    Only Labour would try and blame the government for flooding.

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  32. 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.

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  33. 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.

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  34. 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.

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  35. 38
    trev says:

    How often does Clogg wear a red tie at PMQ?

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  36. 39
    sunderland is a labour ghetto thats why its shot says:

    Only 500 sack the fecking lot.

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  37. 40
    get your house insured says:

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

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  38. 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 ?

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  39. 43
    Chuka Umunna says:

    This PMQs pantomime farce is damaging politics in Britain.

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    • 138
      Fly on the wall says:

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

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  40. 46
    the shoveler says:

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

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  41. 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.

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  42. 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)?

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    • 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.

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  43. 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!

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  44. 52
    Mitch says:

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

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  45. 53
    Liam Byrne says:

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

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  46. 53
    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.

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  47. 55
    Chris Smith's double chin says:

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

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  48. 60
    sunderland is a labour ghetto thats why its shot says:

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

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  49. 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

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    • 112
      ? says:

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

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    • 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…

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    • 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.

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  50. 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?

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    • 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?

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      • 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

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    • 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.

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  51. 65
    The Train Driver says:

    Oi ! get off the track,

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  52. 66
    sunderland is a labour ghetto thats why its shot says:

    Didnt Ruffley try to top himself?

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  53. 67
    Just Wondering says:

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

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  54. 68
    Casual Observer 6 says:

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

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  55. 70
    sunderland is a labour ghetto thats why its shot says:

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

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  56. 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 ?

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  57. 74
    sunderland is a labour ghetto thats why its shot says:

    Labour thicko all wimmin shortlist bebeficiary

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  58. 77
    EU Funded Pro-EU Troll says:

    Vote UKIP.

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  59. 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.

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  60. 83
    Mervyn King says:

    Cuts should involve enormous warts

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  61. 85
    Mop & Bucket says:

    We do not need new homes we need less people.

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    • 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

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  62. 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.

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  63. 87
    Anonymous says:

    Alok Sharma’s been called up.

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  64. 89
    There's a shock says:

    Convenient sound problem there…

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  65. 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.

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  66. 93
    Casual Observer 6 says:

    Another speech failure from Cameron.

    When was the last time he had a brain scan ?

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  67. 95
    Lorely Burt says:

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

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  68. 96
    sunderland is a labour ghetto thats why its shot says:

    Roshan Ali a face for a burqa

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  69. 97
    sunderland is a labour ghetto thats why its shot says:

    The young dont want to work innit

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  70. 98
    Steve Miliband says:

    Timms owned

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  71. 99
    Anonymous says:

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

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  72. 101
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Own goal from Labour there on the economy.

    Arsonists asking about fire damage!

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  73. 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.

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  74. 103
    sunderland is a labour ghetto thats why its shot says:

    If you cannot afford kids dont fucking have them

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  75. 105
    Tony Blair says:

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

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  76. 106
    Casual Observer 6 says:

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

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  77. 109
    Anonymous says:

    The wind’s picking up!

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  78. 113
    Casual Observer 6 says:

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

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  79. 115
    Anonymous says:

    Lunchtime!

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  80. 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

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    • 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…?!

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  81. 130
    The Joker says:

    That all went pretty well then.

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  82. 155
    Lord and Lady Establishment-Stooge of Brussels says:

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

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