Sturgeon Slaps Down Davidson’s Call for John Swinney to Resign

There were feisty scenes at First Minister’s Questions in Holyrood today, where unlike MPs, MSPs are already back from holiday. Ruth Davidson called for the SNP’s Education Minister and Deputy First Minister John Swinney to resign over failures in education. When Davidson called on Swinney to go, she made a point about Sturgeon’s loyalty:

“the First Minister’s loyalty to her colleague may be commendable but her real loyalty should be to the parents and pupils of Scotland. They deserve new leadership.”

To which Sturgeon clapped back with:

“I’m not sure loyalty to colleagues is a strong suit for Ruth Davidson.”

Ouch. Impressive deflection…

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House of Lords Goes Mobile

Baroness Trafford was taken aback at the dispatch box during Home Office Questions this afternoon, when Lord Duncan of Springbank popped up to ask a question on a moving train. Guido learns Lord Duncan is on his way back up to Scotland on the East Coast Main Line. This is quite possibly the first modern House of Lords question asked from York…

Guido wants to know, why is he holding his face mask in his hands?

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Lord Wallace Takes Advantage of Working from Home

Being able to work from home gives the Lords a number of benefits; being able to claim Β£160 merely for clicking a mouse; shieling from Coronavirus; working in your pyjamas without anyone noticing; however Lord Wallace is taking fullest advantage of electronic Lording:Β getting pleasantly sloshed while asking questions to ministers…

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Corbyn Ducks Debate After Being Shafted by Starmer

Parliamentarians have got in touch with Guido to express their disappointment that Jeremy Corbyn appears to have withdrawn from this afternoon’s adjournment debate, after having been down to speak. Guido isn’t surprised, he’s had a rough day. Guido brings you a handy list of Calamity Corbyn’s catastrophic last day of term…

  • Shafted by Starmer this morning and in PMQs over his Putin pandering. “The Labour Party is under new management”…
  • Saw his party apologise and pay “significant damages” to complainants who accused his leadership of antisemistism.
  • Issued a statement accusing the former Director of Public Prosecutions of making “a political decision, not a legal one.”
  • Became under threat of litigation, as following his statementΒ Panorama reporter John Ware is consulting his legal team, preparing to sue Corbyn. This would only add to the former Labour Leader’s legal woes, after losing the first round of Jewish activist Richard Millett’s “English irony” libel case…

No wonder he ducked out of facing the chamber… altogether now, “ohhh Jeremy Corbyn…”

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PMQs: Who’s Asking the Questions
  1. Gareth Davies (Con)πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’Ό
  2. Alexander Stafford (Con)πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’Ό
  3. Tom Randall (Con)πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’Ό
  4. Ben Bradshaw (Lab)πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’Ό
  5. Paul Bristow (Con)πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’Ό
  6. Emma Hardy (Lab)πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό
  7. Rob Butler (Con)πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’Ό
  8. Ben Lake (PC)πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’Ό
  9. Maria Miller (Con)πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό
  10. Gavin Robinson (DUP)πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’Ό
  11. Caroline Nokes (Con)πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό
  12. Clive Betts (Lab)πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»
  13. Nusrat Ghani (Con)πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό
  14. Rachel Hopkins (Lab)πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό
  15. Gagan Mohindra (Con)πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’Ό
  16. Kirsten Oswald (SNP)πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»
  17. Cherilyn Mackrory (Con)πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό
  18. Layla Moran (LD)πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό

Physical: πŸ‘©β€πŸ’ΌπŸ‘¨β€πŸ’Ό

Virtual: πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»

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