» Wednesday, February 15, 2006


Asked by the BBC if given that the Prime Minister was taking PMQs despite the absence of the leader of the opposition David Cameron it was a sign that the Prime Minister did not trust any other member of his Cabinet to answer questions from William Hague, the PMOS asked the journalist to spell out what PMQs stood for. It was Prime Minister’s Questions, not Leader of the Opposition’s Questions. If the Prime Minister was in the country he took PMQs. If he happened to be abroad, as it happened the leader of the opposition could still do it, though they tended not to. So while he would congratulate David Cameron on his happy circumstances, the Prime Minister would still hold Prime Minister’s Questions thank you very much.

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  1. Why it called Prime Ministers Questions,when the government don’t give answers? And why are they allowed to get away with it? Is the Speaker in cohoots with Tony Blair?

    Comment by Della Petch — 16 Feb 2006 on 5:47 pm | Link
  2. A bit touchy aren’t we PMOS? Was this after a large lunch maybe? Or is the job getting to you perhaps?

    You probably could do with a lie-down in a darkened room for a while. Ten years seems like an appropriate length of time.

    Comment by Chuck Unsworth — 16 Feb 2006 on 7:26 pm | Link
  3. He could try answering the West Lothian Question … oh wait a minute, he did – he said tough, the Scots will still be ruling England.

    Comment by Stuart Parr — 16 Feb 2006 on 8:48 pm | Link

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