PMQs Kicks Off

Usual tragic-magic trick of condolences to start.

Home-Pack climb down is the opener. Dave makes a crack about Blair moving home soon.

Dave makes an “answer the question” jibe, saying get used to it, because the way things are going you’ll be soon be answering Scotland Yard’s questions.

Guido cracks open the rosé.

Ming bores on about the Middle East (safely).

Michael Meacher bores on about Middle East. Takes the Hizbollah line, speaker tells him to shut up and sit down. Guido emails Mossad with details of where Meacher lives…

John Maples does a comedy turn on the PM’s holiday, suggests he stays at home and send the DPM to an Italian Palace with his diary secretary.

Back in the Daily Politics studio, Ed Balls seems to be sporting a new, sharper haircut. Have the image consultants who got Gordon to bleach his smile, told Balls to sort his haircut out and wear contact lenses? In his SpAd days Balls was far more dishevelled.

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Quote of the Day

Dominic Raab wrote in his letter of resignation…

“This is, at its heart, a matter of public trust,” he told the PM, concluding: “I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto at the last election… I believe that the regulatory regime proposed for Northern Ireland presents a very real threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom. I cannot support an indefinite backstop arrangement, where the EU holds a veto over our ability to exit…”


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