Female MPs Put Off By 'Noise And Histrionics' Of PMQs, Says Commons Speaker

PA | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK

Female MPs are put off contributing to Prime Minister's Questions by its "histrionics and cacophony of noise", according to John Bercow. The Common...

Mehdi's Minute: On Nigel Beating Up Nick, Punch and Judy at PMQs and Why Dave's Wild About Waitrose

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

Do you want my alternative, semi-serious take on round two of the Nick vs Nigel debate over Europe, Dave and Ed slagging each other off at PMQs and the prime minister's affection for Waitrose and Ocado? Here's the political week in 60 seconds.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Nigel 2. Nick 0.

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Thursday 3 April 2014... 1) NIGEL 2. NICK 0. Happy birthday, Nigel. From the Huffington Post UK: ...

David Cameron IS... The Dunce Of Downing Street

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Comedy

When it came to the privatisation of the Royal Mail, said Ed Miliband at Prime Minister's Questions today, David Cameron "wasn't so much The Wolf Of W...

Cameron Takes A Swipe At 'The Two Muppets'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Politics

Punch and Judy politics returned to prime minister's questions on Wednesday. David Cameron called Ed Miliband and Ed Balls "Muppets". The Labour leade...

G8 Summit Could Be Abandoned Over Ukraine Crisis, Says David Cameron

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has given his strongest indication yet that the G8 meeting in Russia will be abandoned in a continuing stand-off over Moscow's intervent...

Why PMQs Must Go

Alan Clarke | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Politics
Alan Clarke

Bar one or two exceptions, Prime Minister's Questions is exactly the same every week. It is not that it never deals with the serious issues of the day - it does, it is just when these occasional days occur, the result is a solemn affair that journalists and MPs agree is disappointing. Indeed, such a PMQs only really occurs when there is no other choice remaining.

David Cameron Rejects Suggestion Of Tory Coalition With Labour

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Politics

Such is the distaste among some Tory MPs for the coalition with the Liberal Democrats, one Conservative has suggested David Cameron strike a deal with...

Honourable Members or a Dishonourable Rabble

Paul M. Davies | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Paul M. Davies

If MPs can't be trusted to behave like adults, maybe we should take a leaf out of Supernanny's book. Giving MPs a time out for bad behaviour might just be the only way we can get them to play nicely, and learn to respect others.

Ten Examples of Politicians Behaving Like Overgrown Children

Matt Lacey | Posted 23.02.2014 | UK Comedy
Matt Lacey

Speaker John Bercow has recently commented that he would like to curb the "yobbery and public-school twittishness" displayed in the House of Commons. But bawling like toddlers fighting at a creche is not an activity exclusive to the mother of all parliaments. Around the world, elected representatives regularly shout, wail, make animal noises, cry and fight. Here are 10 examples...

PMQs 'Incredibly Hard To Change,' Admits Milband

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.02.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has suggested his attempts to strike a less confrontational tone at Prime Minister's Questions have been hampered by the oppositional "cau...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: It's The Oil, Stupid

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 23.02.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Sunday 22 February 2014... 1) IT'S THE OIL, STUPID It's all kicking off in the debate over Scotland...

Jacob Rees-Mogg And Tessa Munt Clash On Newsnight Over PMQs

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK

Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg clashed with Liberal Democrat MP Tessa Munt on Tuesday’s Newsnight over the future of prime minister’s questions. Naturall...

Tory MP Tells John Bercow: Stop Whining About Noisy PMQs

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Politics

John Bercow should stop "whining" about the rowdy behaviour of MPs during prime minister's questions, a Conservative MP has said. On Tuesday John B...

John Bercow Demands End To PMQs 'Yobbery'

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Politics

Commons Speaker John Bercow has made a fresh appeal to party leaders to find ways to curb the "yobbery and public school twittishness" of their MPs at...

PMQs: Flooding Dominates As Leaders Clash Over Job Losses

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband attacked David Cameron over hundreds of Environment Agency job losses as floods dominated Prime Minister's Questions. The Labour leader...

Tuned In or Turned Off? Public Attitudes to PMQs

Ruth Fox | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Politics
Ruth Fox

In principle, the public recognise that PMQs is an important part of the democratic process because of the opportunity to hold the government to account. But PMQs in practice alienates, angers and frustrates...

'A Picture Tells A Thousand Words'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband seized on David Cameron's all-male front bench during prime minister's questions on Wednesday as evidence the Conservative Party has a "wo...

Ned Simons

David Cameron Refuses To Rule Out Cutting Tax For The Rich | Ned Simons | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron repeatedly refused on Wednesday to rule out cutting taxes for the richest people if he wins the next election. Asked three times by E...

WATCH: Nick Robinson Interrupts BBC Daily Politics With Fat Bottomed Girls

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

Rule number one when appearing on TV - make sure your phone is off. The BBC's political editor Nick Robinson was left red-faced on Wednesday when a co...

Ed Balls Branded A 'Turkey' At Christmas PMQs

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 18.12.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron targeted Ed Balls at prime minister's questions again today, amid reports that the shadow chancellor's job is at risk. According to r...

PMQs: 'Ed Balls Can Dish It Out, But Can't Take It'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 11.12.2013 | UK Politics

The David Cameron versus Ed Balls prime minister's questions feud continued today, with Cameron gleefully seizing on the shadow chancellor's car-crash...

Cameron Explains Reason He Agreed To Selfie

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has offered up an excuse for why he decided to take part in the now infamous selfie photograph with Barack Obama and Danish prime minist...

Ned Simons

Rowdy PMQs Prompts 61 Complaints To John Bercow | Ned Simons | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK Politics

John Bercow has received just 61 letters concerning the noise at prime minister's questions since July, despite claiming he is sent "bucket-loads" eve...

PMQs Jokes: The Good And The Bad

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK Politics

PMQs this week were - quite frankly - dire. Miliband used the words "hashtag" and "crap". Michael Fabricant wore a giant fake moustache. And,...