Unusually, the Prime Minister called the Speaker. It’s usually the other way round.
The noise from Labour was so great – the raucous enjoyment of their weekly Ten Minute Hate – that on two occasions the Prime Minister shook his head and gestured towards the Speaker indicating he should intervene. The first time, the Speaker got up at once to call for quiet. The second time Cameron had to say: “Mr Speaker, really,” and up the Speaker popped up to do the bidding.
What a change!
Hard to say who won on noise.
As for the argument – gender politics. Not my subject, really.