PMQs Sketch: Choices Edition

If politics was a sport with the aim of getting the lowest score possible, Jeremy Corbyn would be Usain Bolt, Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohammad Ali all rolled into one. Much as Ronaldo’s goal tally continues to increase irresistibly year after year, so Corbyn’s ability to unfailingly miss the target at PMQs relentlessly improves week after week. Meanwhile May has achieved a Messi-like mastery of repeating the same tricks so often that her opponents can’t even remember how to stop them and simply glaze over instead. Between the two of them, they have managed to achieve a feat surpassing even the level of Messi and Ronaldo. They have managed to make PMQs the least relevant event of the political week…

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PMQs: Who’s Asking the Questions?

Oral Questions to the Prime Minister

Q1 Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow) (Con)
Q2 Stewart Hosie (Dundee East) (SNP)
Q3 Kevin Brennan (Cardiff West) (Lab)
Q4 Alison McGovern (Wirral South) (Lab)
Q5 Jamie Stone (Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross) (LD)
Q6 Helen Whately (Faversham and Mid Kent) (Con)
Q7 Mrs Sharon Hodgson (Washington and Sunderland West) (Lab)
Q8 Gordon Henderson (Sittingbourne and Sheppey) (Con)
Q9 Julie Cooper (Burnley) (Lab)
Q10 Joanna Cherry (Edinburgh South West) (SNP)
Q11 Patricia Gibson (North Ayrshire and Arran) (SNP)
Q12 Alex Chalk (Cheltenham) (Con)
Q13 Nick Smith (Blaenau Gwent) (Lab)
Q14 Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry) (DUP)
Q15 Mrs Pauline Latham (Mid Derbyshire) (Con)

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PMQs: Who’s Asking the Questions?

Oral Questions to the Prime Minister

  1. Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire) (Lab) 
  2. Tracy Brabin (Batley and Spen) (Lab)
  3. Douglas Chapman (Dunfermline and West Fife) (SNP)
  4. Douglas Ross (Moray) (Con)
  5. John Lamont (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk) (Con)
  6. David Linden (Glasgow East) (SNP)
  7. Dame Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside) (Lab)
  8. Anne-Marie Trevelyan (Berwick-upon-Tweed) (Con)
  9. Sir Vince Cable (Twickenham) (LD)
  10. Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet) (Con)
  11. Dan Carden (Liverpool, Walton) (Lab)
  12. Mrs Sharon Hodgson (Washington and Sunderland West) (Lab)
  13. Simon Hoare (North Dorset) (Con)
  14. Gavin Newlands (Paisley and Renfrewshire North) (SNP)
  15. Sir David Amess (Southend West) (Con)

Just two of the MPs scheduled to speak back May’s deal…

PMQs: Who’s Asking the Questions?

Oral Questions to the Prime Minister

  1. Andrew Rosindell (Romford)
  2. Mike Amesbury (Weaver Vale)
  3. Caroline Lucas (Brighton, Pavilion)
  4. Neil Parish (Tiverton and Honiton)
  5. Alan Mak (Havant)
  6. Karl Turner (Kingston upon Hull East)
  7. Thangam Debbonaire (Bristol West)
  8. Robert Halfon (Harlow)
  9. Mr Gavin Shuker (Luton South)
  10. Robert Neill (Bromley and Chislehurst)
  11. Colleen Fletcher (Coventry North East)
  12. Marion Fellows (Motherwell and Wishaw)
  13. Angela Smith (Penistone and Stocksbridge)
  14. James Cartlidge (South Suffolk)

PMQs: Who’s Asking the Questions?

Oral Questions to the Prime Minister

Q1 Alex Burghart (Brentwood and Ongar) (Conservative) If she will list her official engagements for Wednesday 14 November.
Q2 Chris Elmore (Ogmore) (Labour)
Q3 Marion Fellows (Motherwell and Wishaw) (SNP)
Q4 Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough) (Conservative)
Q5 Leo Docherty (Aldershot) (Conservative)
Q6 Antoinette Sandbach (Eddisbury) (Conservative)
Q7 Mike Wood (Dudley South) (Conservative)
Q8 Wes Streeting (Ilford North) (Labour)
Q9 Yvonne Fovargue (Makerfield) (Labour)
Q10 Ruth Smeeth (Stoke-on-Trent North) (Labour)
Q11 Joan Ryan (Enfield North) (Labour)
Q12 Mr Ronnie Campbell (Blyth Valley) (Labour)
Q13 Alec Shelbrooke (Elmet and Rothwell) (Conservative)
Q14 Kwasi Kwarteng (Spelthorne) (Conservative)

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Corbyn Walks Right Into PMQs Trap

Jeremy Corbyn has got somewhat better at PMQs compared to his early attempts back in those heady days of 2015, but his improvement didn’t stretch to spotting the obvious trap of mentioning Hammond’s tax cuts. May was well prepared to hit back at the Labour Party’s flip flopping on the issue. Amateur hour…

PMQs: Who’s Asking the Questions?

Oral Questions to the Prime Minister

Q1 Alan Brown (Kilmarnock and Loudoun) (SNP) If she will list her official engagements for Wednesday 31 October.
Q2 Teresa Pearce (Erith and Thamesmead) (Labour)
Q3 Lilian Greenwood (Nottingham South) (Labour)
Q4 Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean) (Conservative)
Q5 Christian Matheson (City of Chester) (Labour)
Q6 Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd) (Labour)
Q7 Paula Sherriff (Dewsbury) (Labour)
Q8 Stewart Hosie (Dundee East) (SNP)
Q9 Albert Owen (Ynys Môn) (Labour)
Q10 Robert Halfon (Harlow) (Conservative)
Q11 Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough) (Conservative)
Q12 Steve Double (St Austell and Newquay) (Conservative)
Q13 Sir David Crausby (Bolton North East) (Labour)
Q14 Martyn Day (Linlithgow and East Falkirk) (SNP)
Q15 Mary Glindon (North Tyneside) (Labour)

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PMQs: Who’s Asking the Questions?

Oral Questions to the Prime Minister

Q1 Mr Paul Sweeney (Glasgow North East) (Labour) If she will list her official engagements for Wednesday 24 October.
Q2 Sir David Amess (Southend West) (Conservative)
Q3 Alex Chalk (Cheltenham) (Conservative)
Q4 Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South) (Labour)
Q5 Patrick Grady (Glasgow North) (SNP)
Q6 Jess Phillips (Birmingham, Yardley) (Labour)
Q7 Richard Graham (Gloucester) (Conservative)
Q8 Mhairi Black (Paisley and Renfrewshire South) (SNP)
Q9 Christine Jardine (Edinburgh West) (Lib Dem)
Q10 Paul Masterton (East Renfrewshire) (Conservative)
Q11 David T. C. Davies (Monmouth) (Conservative)
Q12 Judith Cummins (Bradford South) (Labour)
Q13 Tonia Antoniazzi (Gower) (Labour)
Q14 Susan Elan Jones (Clwyd South) (Labour)

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Bercow Unmoved by Commons Harassment

Watch this to the moment when Labour’s Teresa Pearce told the House that her constituent who was a victim of abuse by her employer. Her employer being “this House”. You could hear a pin drop in the chamber. Bercow couldn’t bring himself to look at Pearce. He just stares resolutely down at his order paper…

Corbyn’s PMQs Pizza Gag

A reasonably well-executed gag about pizza from Corbyn after grilling the PM on whether Chequers is dead or not…

PMQs: Who’s Asking the Questions?

Oral Questions to the Prime Minister

Q1 Mrs Sheryll Murray (South East Cornwall) (Conservative) If she will list her official engagements for Wednesday 17 October.
Q2 Steve McCabe (Birmingham, Selly Oak) (Labour)
Q3 Alex Norris (Nottingham North) (Labour)
Q4 Ian C. Lucas (Wrexham) (Labour)
Q5 Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham) (Conservative)
Q6 Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland) (Lib Dem)
Q7 Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire) (SNP)
Q8 Sir Patrick McLoughlin (Derbyshire Dales) (Conservative)
Q9 Steve Double (St Austell and Newquay) (Conservative)
Q10 Siobhain McDonagh (Mitcham and Morden) (Labour)
Q11 Kevin Hollinrake (Thirsk and Malton) (Conservative)
Q12 Jamie Stone (Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross) (Lib Dem)
Q13 Simon Hoare (North Dorset) (Conservative)
Q14 Mrs Kemi Badenoch (Saffron Walden) (Conservative)
Q15 Alan Mak (Havant) (Conservative)

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When Will PMQs Be Over?

“When will austerity be over for the owl catchers? When will austerity be over for the sausage sellers? When will austerity be over for the dog food tasters?” Corbyn droned monotonously through his list of people who hadn’t got anything nice from mean old Theresa in a while. The only question on anyone else’s mind was “When will PMQs be over?” Half the Labour backbenchers didn’t stick around to find out. Vince Cable didn’t even bother turning up to witness a PMQs that made his own speeches look positively Churchillian. They made the right call…

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PMQs: Who’s Asking the Questions?

Oral Questions to the Prime Minister

Q1 Joanna Cherry (Edinburgh South West) (SNP) If she will list her official engagements for Wednesday 10 October.
Q2 Caroline Flint (Don Valley) (Labour)
Q3 Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland) (Lib Dem)
Q4 Jim McMahon (Oldham West and Royton) (Labour)
Q5 Mrs Pauline Latham (Mid Derbyshire) (Conservative)
Q6 Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon) (Conservative)
Q7 Peter Grant (Glenrothes) (SNP)
Q8 Mr Ronnie Campbell (Blyth Valley) (Labour)
Q9 Anna McMorrin (Cardiff North) (Labour)
Q10 Kevin Hollinrake (Thirsk and Malton) (Conservative)
Q11 Peter Aldous (Waveney) (Conservative)
Q12 Henry Smith (Crawley) (Conservative)
Q13 Kelvin Hopkins (Luton North) (Independent)
Q14 Ms Karen Buck (Westminster North) (Labour)
Q15 Emma Dent Coad (Kensington) (Labour)

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PMQs: Who’s Asking the Questions?


Oral Questions to the Prime Minister

Q1 Tulip Siddiq (Hampstead and Kilburn) If she will list her official engagements for Wednesday 5 September.
Q2 Brendan O’Hara (Argyll and Bute)
Q3 Chris Law (Dundee West)
Q4 Maggie Throup (Erewash)
Q5 Dr Rupa Huq (Ealing Central and Acton)
Q6 Mr Virendra Sharma (Ealing, Southall)
Q7 Meg Hillier (Hackney South and Shoreditch)
Q8 John Lamont (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk)
Q9 Tonia Antoniazzi (Gower)
Q10 Mohammad Yasin (Bedford)
Q11 Jeff Smith (Manchester, Withington)
Q12 Mike Kane (Wythenshawe and Sale East)
Q13 Helen Hayes (Dulwich and West Norwood)
Q14 Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd)
Q15 Eddie Hughes (Walsall North)

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Why Won’t Corbyn Adopt Internationally Accepted Anti-Semitism Definition?

Get the feeling this would be a much bigger story without the Tory Brexit mess…

May: Corbyn Would Not Deliver on Will of People

For a minute there she almost sounded like a Brexiteer…

Andrea Jenkyns: At What Point Was It Decided Brexit Meant Remain?

Yikes!

PMQs: Who is Asking the Questions

Q1 Alison Thewliss (Glasgow Central)

Q2 Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire)

Q3 Dr David Drew (Stroud)

Q4 Andrea Jenkyns (Morley and Outwood) 

Q5 Helen Whately (Faversham and Mid Kent) 

Q6 Mrs Sharon Hodgson (Washington and Sunderland West)

Q7 John Woodcock (Barrow and Furness) 

Q8 David T. C. Davies (Monmouth) 

Q9 Dr Alan Whitehead (Southampton, Test)

Q10 Chris Philp (Croydon South) 

Q11 Luke Graham (Ochil and South Perthshire)

Q12 Dan Carden (Liverpool, Walton) 

Q13 Alex Cunningham (Stockton North) 

Q14 Mr Marcus Jones (Nuneaton) 

DPMQs: Who Is Asking the Questions

Q1 Chris Stephens (Glasgow South West)

Q2 Mr George Howarth (Knowsley)

Q3 Dan Carden (Liverpool, Walton)

Q4 Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley)

Q5 Andrew Rosindell (Romford)

Q6 Wes Streeting (Ilford North)

Q7 Julian Sturdy (York Outer)

Q8 Darren Jones (Bristol North West)

Q9 Julie Cooper (Burnley)

Q10 Simon Hoare (North Dorset)

Q11 Nick Smith (Blaenau Gwent)

Q12 Alberto Costa (South Leicestershire)

Q13 Dame Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham)

Q14 Julia Lopez (Hornchurch and Upminster)

Q15 Mrs Sheryll Murray (South East Cornwall)

PMQs: Who’s Asking the Questions?

Oral Questions to the Prime Minister

Q1 Tommy Sheppard (Edinburgh East) If she will list her official engagements for Wednesday 4 July.
Q2 Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods (City of Durham)
Q3 Rachel Maclean (Redditch)
Q4 Scott Mann (North Cornwall)
Q5 Gillian Keegan (Chichester)
Q6 Mr Simon Clarke (Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland)
Q7 Marsha De Cordova (Battersea)
Q8 Alex Norris (Nottingham North)
Q9 Mr Robert Goodwill (Scarborough and Whitby)
Q10 Julie Cooper (Burnley)
Q11 Chi Onwurah (Newcastle upon Tyne Central)
Q12 Kate Hoey (Vauxhall)
Q13 Angus Brendan MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar)
Q14 Imran Hussain (Bradford East)
Q15 Andrew Lewer (Northampton South)

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