Prime Ministers Questions

Ned Simons

Cameron Wrong-Foots Miliband At Final PMQs With VAT Pledge | Ned Simons | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron appeared to catch Ed Miliband completely off guard today by ruling out any rise in VAT in the next parliament should the Conservatives w...

PMQs Today Without The Shouting

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Politics

Happy Wednesday, it's PMQs time again! Here's a round-up of all the best bits from the Commons, but without all the jeering and cheering. Oh, and i...

PMQs Today Without The Shouting

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Politics

PMQs again. Time for lots of shouting and arguing broadcast live from the House of Commons. We extracted all the good bits for your pleasure. Ed Mi...

PMQs Without The Shouting

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Politics

It's Wednesday again! We've sifted through the jeering to pick out the key points from PMQs so you don't need to. The only important thing coming o...

We're Getting This Debates Business All Wrong - Here's Why

Serena Cowdy | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Politics
Serena Cowdy

The thing is, we're going about this entirely the wrong way. If we must get all presidential and judge the party leaders on performance (as opposed to, oooh, I don't know, policies) there are far more interesting ways to do it. Here are three:

Freud Revelation Exposes Weakness in David Cameron's Technique

Will Black | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Politics
Will Black

The public, media and political response to the revelation that Lord Freud, in a fringe meeting at Conservative Party conference, suggested that some people with disabilities are not "worth" the minimum wage and perhaps should instead work for as little as £2 an hour, has been fascinating.

Tory Minister Urged To Resign For Saying Disabled 'Not Worth' Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Politics

Tory welfare minister Lord Freud has been urged to resign after he suggested that disabled people are "not worth" being paid the full minimum wage. ...

You're More Likely To Be In Work, But Your Pay Is Still Not Rising...

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has welcomed official figures showing that the number of unemployed Britons has fallen below two million for the first time since 2008. ...

Rich Tory MP Accused Of 'Driving Poor Tenants Onto The Streets'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Politics

Tory Richard Benyon, Britain's richest MP, has been savaged for putting families in east London at risk of losing their home by hiking their rent. ...

Tony Blair 'Should Be Impeached For Iraq War'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Politics

Tony Blair should be impeached by parliament for leading Britain to war in Iraq, a veteran Tory MP has said. Sir Peter Tapsell, the longest serving...

Prime Ministers Questions Needs to Change

Sean Kippin | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Politics
Sean Kippin

A modified version of this format should be adopted for Prime Ministers Questions, with a lottery of backbenchers to choose who will make up a 'Prime Ministers Questions' committee in which MPs will have a chance to ask forensic questions about a matter of Government policy.

Why PMQs Must Go

Alan Clarke | Posted 02.05.2014 | 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...

Ten Examples of Politicians Behaving Like Overgrown Children

Matt Lacey | Posted 25.04.2014 | 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...

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...

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...

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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...

Ned Simons

John Bercow Says 'Carnage' Of PMQs Damaging Parliament's Reputation | Ned Simons | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK Politics

The rowdy behaviour of MPs during prime minister's questions risks causing "carnage" to the reputation of parliament and party leaderships need to cla...

PMQs: Bad Jokes, 'Crap', 'Hashtag' And a Fake Moustache

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK Politics

Bad puns, "hashtag", "crap" and a fake moustache. Was today the day prime minister's questions died? PMQs is not usually the scene of the most dign...

How I'll Be Supporting Movember at PMQs

Michael Fabricant | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Politics
Michael Fabricant

I am taking part in Movember - the charity moustache-growing campaign in aid of Prostate Cancer UK - but I've chosen to wear a false "wing commander's" model rather than adorn my upper lip with the genuine item... What David Cameron and my colleagues, let alone Labour, will say, remains to be seen.