The final PMQs outing before Christmas (EU negotiations willing) saw Boris and Starmer go in all clichés repeating. At this point, Starmer’s spineless flip-flopping, and policy failures in Labour-controlled Wales, have opened him up to easy attack from Boris, though Sir Keir’s final question, reading from the Wellingborough Tories’ December Newsletter showed a little more personality than usual. It was not a notable session and we learnt nothing new.
One distraction from the dull proceedings, however, was deputy Labour Party leader Angela Rayner, who turned up in full office Christmas party garb; Doc Martens, what Guido can only describe as “Bet Lynch leggings” and a long cardigan. Earlier this week, Sir Lindsay told off a new-intake male MP for not wearing a tie during his virtual question. Women, somewhat unfairly, don’t have an official dress code in the Commons, though surely there has to be a minimum floor?