It's Wednesday which can mean only one thing - a bunch of opinionated folk have gathered in a room to see who can shout the loudest and rattle off the best quip.
That's right, PMQs. And poor Ed was at a disadvantage from the start.
not sure @Ed_Miliband voice is going to stand up to 6 questions unless he keeps them short!— Joey Jones (@joeyjonessky) October 15, 2014
Yup, the Labour leader sounded rather worse for wear and confessed to having a very sore throat.
Ed miliband speaking with sore throat. Cam says if he gets a doctor's appointment to remember that next time he goes on NHS #PMQs— Owen Bennett (@owenjbennett) October 15, 2014
Good one Dave.
But wait! What's this?! People actually like the sound of it!
Is it me, or is @Ed_Miliband's cold making him sound like he has more gravitas, or is it just a gravely voice?October 15, 2014
Quite a fan of Ed Miliband's sore throat voice.— Steve Graves (@steve_graves) October 15, 2014
This husky voice thing actually works quite well for Miliband. He should take up smoking. #PMQs— Loud Ribs (@loudribs) October 15, 2014
Wow, just like that the much-sought after cure for Ed's image problem was revealed. He'd just have to spend his days licking the cups of ill people like in that American program.
Miliband with a sore throat is like that episode of Friends when Phoebe had a bad cold and could sing better #pmqs— Jane Merrick (@janemerrick23) October 15, 2014
Yeah that one, thanks Jane.
And the praise kept on coming.
I kinda like Ed Miliband's gritty reboot. #PMQs— Charlie Lindlar (@charlielindlar) October 15, 2014
It was all getting very exciting.
For a man who is clearly under the weather EdM is really rocking this #PMQs - good doing Ed and get some throat pastilles down you.— Sue (@Labourcat) October 15, 2014
Ed was going down a storm. Oh, except for with this chap.
Actually it sounds like Ed is going through puberty #pmqs— Rupert Myers (@RupertMyers) October 15, 2014
Oh well, can't win them all over.
The next notable point of the session was a touch more serious.
Just as they were sitting down in the Commons...
Lord Freud urged to resign for saying disabled 'not worth' full minimum wage http://t.co/AcQO0EpSq0— HuffPostUKPolitics (@HuffPostUKPol) October 15, 2014
Yeah he did. Naturally Ed brought it up being quite a terrible thing to say.
Well croaky miliband is feisty miliband. Really wound Cameron up. Cam even indirectly referenced his disabled son Ivan in response.— Owen Bennett (@owenjbennett) October 15, 2014
But Dave's response got a far from positive reaction.
Did Cameron just bring Ivan into his answer again? #pmqs— Magda_Horrocks (@Isdancing) October 15, 2014
Once again, David Cameron has shielded himself from criticism on present disability issues by mentioning his son. #PMQs— Salvador Darling (@starsandspirals) October 15, 2014
Cameron's use of his son as a defence against any criticism for his party's risible record on the NHS and the disabled is tiresome.— Andrew Jerina (@AJ_ay_it) October 15, 2014
Osborne looking a bit pale with occasional gawping #PMQs— Positive life (@livingmyposlife) October 15, 2014
Next up was the NHS - always guaranteed to stoke a few fires. Here's the official line.
PM: There are 20,000 fewer administrators and thousands more doctors & nurses for the NHS under this govt #PMQs— No. 10 Press Office (@Number10press) October 15, 2014
PM reminds Commons that you need financial responsibility to keep the NHS funded. Greek health budget down 40%, Portugal's down 70%. #PMQs— Greg Hands (@GregHands) October 15, 2014
And here's what people think of it.
#PMQs Cam rattling off stats about extra NHS docs and nurses, all true, but the problem is rising NHS DEMAND, not supply of staff— MichaelWhite (@MichaelWhite) October 15, 2014
Although none of this will matter if we're all wiped out by Ebola, so what are you doing about that?
And what about the name on everyone's lips?
Carswell bobbing up and down desperately trying to catch the Speaker's eye. £5 says he gets called. #PMQs— Nick Faith (@nickfaith82) October 15, 2014
Carswell itching to nail Cameron.... #PMQs— Biff Bean (@BiffBean) October 15, 2014
Douglas Carswell keeps bobbing. Bet PM is hoping he won't be called #PMQs— Fiona O'Donnell MP (@FionaODonnellMP) October 15, 2014
What do you reckon odds are on Carswell getting selected for final question in #pmqs— Ed Brown (@Edsbrown) October 15, 2014
Carswell trying to get in. Come on Bercow, got to call him, have a sense of humour. #PMQs— Iain Martin (@iainmartin1) October 15, 2014
So, did he get to ask a question?
Carswell calls on PM to keep his promise on a "real" Recall Bill. Tories apparently whipped to not barrack Douglas. #PMQs— Guido Fawkes (@GuidoFawkes) October 15, 2014
And the tension left the room.
Carswell question a bit boring snoring #PMQs— Iain Martin (@iainmartin1) October 15, 2014
Here's a summary from Joe.
So the main issues from #PMQs... Cameron's contd NHS and economy lies; Freud & PM denigrating disabled; Carswell nicking a sacrosanct seat— Jos Bell (@Jos21) October 15, 2014
Did I miss anything of importance ? #pmqs— chris latimer #632 (@justbeinganicon) October 15, 2014
Yes Chris, yes you did.
Suggest a correction
#pmqs OH LORDY— Jason_Cobb (@Jason_Cobb) October 15, 2014