PMQs

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

PMQs: ‘The PM can’t just bat away challenge’, says Keir Starmer

PMQs: ‘The PM can’t just bat away challenge’, says Keir Starmer

Sir Keir Starmer has accused Boris Johnson of failing to address criticism of coronavirus policy when lives and livelihoods are at stake.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

PMQs: Keir Starmer berates Boris Johnson over contact tracing app

PMQs: Keir Starmer berates Boris Johnson over contact tracing app

The Prime Minister has claimed that no other country in the world has managed to develop a properly functioning coronavirus tracing app.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

PM pressed on promise to scrap NHS fee for foreign health staff

PM pressed on promise to scrap NHS fee for foreign health staff

Keir Starmer said "nothing has been done" to remove the NHS fee for foreign health workers since the PM promised to drop the charge in May.

PMQs: Keir Starmer offers to ‘swap places’ with Boris Johnson

PMQs: Keir Starmer offers to ‘swap places’ with Boris Johnson

The Labour leader sparked cheers and jeers during PMQs as he offered to switch places with the PM during a heated debate over schools.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

PMQs: Two-metre social distance rule to be kept ‘under review’

PMQs: Two-metre social distance rule to be kept ‘under review’

Boris Johnson was challenged over the science behind reducing the two-metre social distancing rule by the SNP's Ian Blackford.

Keir Starmer ‘needs to make up his mind’ on schools, says PM

Keir Starmer ‘needs to make up his mind’ on schools, says PM

The Labour leader said Boris Johnson must take responsibility "for his own failings" in a row over reopening the UK’s schools amid lockdown.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

PM urged to confront Donald Trump over George Floyd death

PM urged to confront Donald Trump over George Floyd death

Keir Starmer has urged Boris Johnson to address Donald Trump's response to the death of George Floyd when he next speaks to him.

Boris Johnson: People of this country want MPs back at work

Boris Johnson: People of this country want MPs back at work

The PM defended the controversial move to bring MPs back to the Commons after Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer branded it “shameful”.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Keir Starmer urges PM to scrap NHS fee for foreign health staff

Keir Starmer urges PM to scrap NHS fee for foreign health staff

The opposition leader implored the government to review the Immigration Health Surcharge for NHS staff in light of the coronavirus crisis.

PMQs: Boris Johnson ‘confident’ virus tracking effective by June

PMQs: Boris Johnson ‘confident’ virus tracking effective by June

The PM said he is confident the UK will have a coronavirus test, track and trace system in place by June 1 after criticism from Keir Starmer.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

PMQs: £600m to tackle care home Coronavirus crisis

PMQs: £600m to tackle care home Coronavirus crisis

The PM has announced £600 million for infection control in British care homes, after accusations of being “too slow” in tackling the crisis.

Keir Starmer ‘baffled’ by PM’s coronavirus comparison reluctance

Keir Starmer ‘baffled’ by PM’s coronavirus comparison reluctance

The Labour leader said is was "obvious" the UK stopped comparing Covid-19 death tolls once the UK's number became the highest in Europe.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Keir Starmer berates Boris Johnson over coronavirus comparisons

Keir Starmer berates Boris Johnson over coronavirus comparisons

As Britain's death toll became the highest in Europe, the Labour leader asked at PMQs: “How on Earth did it come to this?”

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Sir Keir Starmer: Coronavirus death toll ‘truly dreadful’

Sir Keir Starmer: Coronavirus death toll ‘truly dreadful’

Facing Dominic Raab at PMQs, the Labour leader claimed the UK could be on track for one of the worst death rates in Europe.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Mike Graham and Charlotte Ivers decode PMQs

Mike Graham and Charlotte Ivers decode PMQs

talkRADIO’s Mike Graham has been discussing today’s historic parliamentary session with political correspondent Charlotte Ivers.

PMQs: Keir Starmer criticises ‘slow’ coronavirus response

PMQs: Keir Starmer criticises ‘slow’ coronavirus response

Sir Keir Starmer has accused the government of a “pattern” of slow responses to Covid-19 in his first PMQs as Labour leader today.

MPs return to Parliament in historic virtual PMQs

MPs return to Parliament in historic virtual PMQs

Some 120 MPs will take part remotely in Parliament's first ever virtual Prime Ministers Questions today amid coronavirus lockdown.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Jeremy Corbyn attends final PMQs as Labour leader

Jeremy Corbyn attends final PMQs as Labour leader

Boris Johnson has paid tribute to Jeremy Corbyn as he took to the despatch box for the last time as leader of the opposition this afternoon.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

PMQs: Boris Johsnon thanks opposition for ‘cooperation’

PMQs: Boris Johsnon thanks opposition for ‘cooperation’

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn adopted a more subdued tone in the Commons today, which saw far fewer MPs than usual due to coronavirus.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn row over whose party is more sexist

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn row over whose party is more sexist

The PM refused to apologise for “repeated offensive remarks” against women and instead slated the Labour leader for his own party's record.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Boris Johnson: I take no lessons on bullying from Jeremy Corbyn

Boris Johnson: I take no lessons on bullying from Jeremy Corbyn

The PM and labour leader clashed over bullying during PMQs as Mr Corbyn called for an independent inquiry into the conduct of Priti Patel.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Sajid Javid: PM’s adviser shakeup ‘not in the national interest’

Sajid Javid: PM’s adviser shakeup ‘not in the national interest’

The ex-Chancellor explains why he felt forced to quit Cabinet, making an apparent jibe at senior Downing Street adviser Dominic Cummings.

Jeremy Corbyn: Boris Johnson is a ‘part-time Prime Minister’

Jeremy Corbyn: Boris Johnson is a ‘part-time Prime Minister’

The Labour leader has slated the PM for having his "head in the sand in a mansion in Kent" rather than visiting flood-hit communities.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Boris Johnson: Lords' pay rise 'a decision for them'

Boris Johnson: Lords' pay rise 'a decision for them'

As of April, peers will receive a rise from £313 per day to £323, totalling an annual tax-free income of more than £48,000.

Jeremy Corbyn: Would PM expel foreign criminals if they were white?

Jeremy Corbyn: Would PM expel foreign criminals if they were white?

Boris Johnson and the Labour leader came to blows in a row over race, deportation and Windrush during PMQs this afternoon.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

‘Fanciful and deranged’: PM rejects SNP Scottish visa plans

‘Fanciful and deranged’: PM rejects SNP Scottish visa plans

Ian Blackford has said the PM "doesn't have a clue", accusing him of rejecting plans for a separate Scottish visa "without consideration".

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Ian Blackford: ‘Devolution under attack from Tory government’

Ian Blackford: ‘Devolution under attack from Tory government’

The SNP’s Commons leader claimed that "powers are being grabbed back to Westminster" as he took on Boris Johnson in PMQs.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

PMQs: Ian Blackford dubs Boris Johnson a ‘democracy denier’

PMQs: Ian Blackford dubs Boris Johnson a ‘democracy denier’

The SNP's Westminster leader said the PM's rejection of a second poll on Scottish independence was "unacceptable and unsustainable".

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Jeremy Corbyn: PM 'unable to stand up to Trump’ amid Iran tension

Jeremy Corbyn: PM 'unable to stand up to Trump’ amid Iran tension

Mr Corbyn attacked Boris Johnson's response to escalating tension in Iran during Prime Minister's Questions.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Tories criticised for mocking Jeremy Corbyn’s Grenfell tribute tie

Tories criticised for mocking Jeremy Corbyn’s Grenfell tribute tie

Conservative MPs have been criticised for mocking Jeremy Corbyn's vivid green tie, which he wore in memory of the Grenfell fire victims.

PMQs: Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn lead tributes to Speaker

PMQs: Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn lead tributes to Speaker

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn praised the outgoing Commons Speaker John Bercow, as he chaired his last-ever Prime Minister's Questions.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

PMQs: Human traffickers should be 'hunted down', says PM

PMQs: Human traffickers should be 'hunted down', says PM

News of the discovery of 39 dead bodies in a lorry in Thurrock, Essex, this morning has dominated Prime Minister's Questions.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Diane Abbott demands apology over language debate

Diane Abbott demands apology over language debate

The Foreign Secretary called for "zero tolerance" of abuse against MPs as he faced questions from the shadow home secretary in Parliament.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

PMQs: Time to 'get rid' of Sadiq Khan, says Boris Johnson

PMQs: Time to 'get rid' of Sadiq Khan, says Boris Johnson

The Prime Minister attacked the Mayor of London, accusing him of "squandering" money.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Theresa May accuses Corbyn of 'ignoring antisemitism'

Theresa May accuses Corbyn of 'ignoring antisemitism'

Theresa May said Jeremy Corbyn should start tackling antisemitism allegations inside Labour before he criticises the government.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

PMQs uproar after SNP MP declares Boris Johnson ‘racist’

PMQs uproar after SNP MP declares Boris Johnson ‘racist’

The SNP MP has been warned by speaker John Bercow for calling Boris Johnson “racist" during Prime Minister’s Questions.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

PMQs: Cabinet minister denies NHS ‘up for sale’ in US trade deal

PMQs: PM's deputy denies NHS ‘up for sale’ in US trade deal

PMQs: PM's deputy denies NHS ‘up for sale’ in US trade deal

David Lidington has denied that the NHS would be “up for sale” in any post-Brexit UK-US trade deal.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

PMQs: Theresa May accused of making the UK a ‘laughing stock’

PMQs: Theresa May accused of making the UK a ‘laughing stock’

PMQs: Theresa May accused of making the UK a ‘laughing stock’

An MP has accused Theresa May of making the United Kingdom “an international laughing stock” with her attempts to negotiate a Brexit deal.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Corbyn accuses May of ‘completely failing’ to tackle ‘injustices’

Corbyn slams PM for 'completely failing' to tackle 'injustices'

Corbyn slams PM for 'completely failing' to tackle 'injustices'

The Labour leader accused Theresa May’s government of “completely failing” to tackle “burning injustices” during a heated Prime Minister's Questions.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Ian Blackford

Ian Blackford accuses PM of making 'backroom deal' with Corbyn

Ian Blackford accuses PM of making 'backroom deal' with Corbyn

Ian Blackford accused the two party leaders of cooking up a "backroom deal" by holding cross-party talks on Brexit.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn accuses Theresa May of ‘blackmail, bullying and bribery’

Jeremy Corbyn accuses Theresa May of ‘blackmail, bullying and bribery’

Jeremy Corbyn accuses Theresa May of ‘blackmail, bullying and bribery’

The Labour leader has accused Theresa May of a campaign of “blackmail, bullying and bribery” as part of an attempt to gain support for her Brexit deal.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Theresa May

PMQs: May insists UK will leave with a 'good deal' on March 29

PMQs: May insists UK will leave with a 'good deal' on March 29

The Prime Minister told MPs she still believes the UK can leave with a “good deal” on the 29 March.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Theresa May: Responsibility of knife crime ‘lies with the perpetrators’

Theresa May: Responsibility of knife crime ‘lies with the perpetrators’

Theresa May: Responsibility of knife crime ‘lies with the perpetrators’

The prime minister has said that the ‘responsibility’ of knife crime ‘lies with the perpetrators’ but has said that she will hold a summit with community groups in Downing Street on the issue.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Theresa May

Theresa May calls for suspension of Labour MP Chris Williamson

Theresa May calls for suspension of Labour MP Chris Williamson

The Prime Minister has called for Chris Williamson to be suspended, following his comments that the Labour Party had been "too apologetic" over antisemitism claims.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn attacks Chris Grayling over ‘fiasco’ of cancelled Brexit ferry contract to boatless Seaborne Freight

Jeremy Corbyn attacks Chris Grayling over ‘fiasco’ of cancelled Brexit ferry contract

Jeremy Corbyn attacks Chris Grayling over Seaborne Freight ‘fiasco'

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has attacked Chris Grayling over the ‘fiasco’ of having to cancel a no-deal Brexit ferry contract with a company that it did not have any boats.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Theresa May calls Scotland 'biggest threat to its own future' in PMQs

Theresa May calls Scotland 'biggest threat to its own future' in PMQs

Theresa May calls Scotland 'biggest threat to its own future' in PMQs

Theresa May castigated SNP MP Ian Blackford for comments about the Good Friday Agreement, and said the party's desire for an independent Scotland threatened its future

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

PMQs

Theresa May: 'Corbyn willing to sit down with the IRA - yet he won't meet me to talk about Brexit'

Theresa May: Corbyn sat down with IRA - 'yet he won't meet me to talk Brexit'

The Prime Minister slammed the Labour leader for not agreeing to meet with her privately, claiming he had been willing to sit down with "Hamas, Hezbollah and the IRA without preconditions".

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn calls for ‘safe space’ for politicians to debate

Jeremy Corbyn calls for ‘safe space’ for politicians to debate after MP Anna Soubry was called a 'Nazi' by protesters

Jeremy Corbyn calls for ‘safe space’ for politicians to debate

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called for a “safe space” for political debate, after pro-Remain MP Anna Soubry was confronted by protesters outside of Parliament and called a “Nazi”.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Jeremy Corbyn urged to apologise after he appeared to call Theresa May a ‘stupid woman’

Jeremy Corbyn urged to apologise after he appeared to call Theresa May a ‘stupid woman’ during PMQs

Corbyn urged to apologise after he appeared to call Theresa May a ‘stupid woman'

Jeremy Corbyn has been urged to "apologise or clarify" what he was saying after being accused of mouthing "stupid woman" at Theresa May during Prime Minister's Questions.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Confidence vote 'utterly irrelevant' to lives of people across the country, says Jeremy Corbyn

Confidence vote 'utterly irrelevant' to lives of people across the country

Jeremy Corbyn told the Prime Minister the leadership challenge she faces today is "irrelevant to the lives of people" across the UK.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Theresa May

Prime Minister's Questions: Cutting away EU tentacles and pushing the delete button

Prime Minister's Questions: EU tentacles and pushing the delete button

What happened in today's PMQs? Political editor Ross Kempsell breaks down the key moments in the House of Commons.

Theresa May

Theresa May: Brexit vote was a 'great exercise in democracy'

Theresa May: Brexit vote was a 'great exercise in democracy'

The Prime Minister defended the EU referendum during a meeting in the House of Commons, claiming it was a "great exercise in democracy".

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Theresa May PMQs

Prime Minister's Questions: A spicy clash and Brexit sauce on breakfast sausages

Prime Minister's Questions: A spicy clash and Brexit sauce on breakfast sausages

Prime Minister's Questions was an unexpectedly spicy clash - this lunchtime offered a rare glimpse of the knockabout PMQs many miss. Here's your guide to what happened.

Peter Bone

Peter Bone MP claims Philip Hammond is the 'king of Brexit'

Peter Bone MP dubs Philip Hammond the 'king of Brexit'

Conservative MP Peter Bone referred to the chancellor of the exchequer as the "king of Brexit" during a meeting at the House of Commons.

Theresa May

Theresa May defends commitment to tackling 'burning injustices' after criticism from Jeremy Corbyn

Theresa May defends her commitment to 'tackling burning injustices'

The Prime Minister defended her commitment to "tackling burning injustices" after Jeremy Corbyn claimed her concern over them had "fizzled out".

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