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Prime Minister’s Questions

Boris Johnson at PMQs in the House of Commons - Credit: Parliament Live

Prime Minister’s Questions

PMQs: Boris Johnson questioned on border policy after Dominic Cummings brands it a ‘joke’

Boris Johnson has been questioned at Prime Minister’s Questions on the UK’s border policy after his former chief adviser branded it a “joke” and “nonsense”. On Monday, Dominic Cummings accused ministers of developing policy “based on nonsense memes” which claim that people in Asian countries, “all do as they’re told… it won’t work here”. Writing on […]
Prime minister Boris Johnson listens to Labour leader Keir Starmer during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, London - Credit: PA

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PMQs: Keir Starmer accuses Boris Johnson of ‘sleaze, cronyism and scandal’ over Downing Street refurb

Sir Keir Starmer has accused Boris Johnson of “sleaze, cronyism and scandal” after the Electoral Commission launched an investigation into the refurb of the prime minister’s Downing Street flat. Sir Keir used Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) to grill Johnson over the Commission’s announcement. “Who initially, and prime minister, initially is the key word here, who initially […]
Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits the French biotechnology laboratory Valneva in Livingston during a visit to Scotland. - Credit: PA

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Boris Johnson claims ‘nothing will stop him’ after visiting vaccine plant suffering from coronavirus outbreak

Boris Johnson has been branded “reckless” for visiting a Scottish vaccine plant which saw a coronavirus outbreak just 24 hours before. A report in the Daily Record revealed Johnson visited Valneva’s plant in Livingston last week as they started manufacturing their Covid-19 vaccine – just one day after public health officials uncovered a surge in coronavirus cases. Officials […]
Boris Johnson (L) and Sir Keir Starmer during this week's Prime Minister's Questions - Credit: Parliamentlive.tv

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Keir Starmer accuses PM of twisting ‘truth’ for purpose of ‘gags’ at PMQs

Sir Keir Starmer has accused Boris Johnson of twisting the “truth” for the purpose of “gags” during Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs). The leader of the opposition said Johnson had a habit of hiding behind “pre-prepared gags” instead of answering tough questions. Probing the prime minister on the government’s border strategy, Sir Keir asked: “With new variants coming […]
Sir Lindsay Hoyle in the House of Commons - Credit: Jessica Taylor

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Boris Johnson accused of misleading parliament over Labour MP’s remarks

Boris Johnson has been accused of “misleading” MPs by claiming a Labour frontbencher’s 200-day-old comments on quarantine measures were recent. The prime minister told the Commons that shadow transport secretary Jim McMahon had “only recently” said quarantine measures should be eased. His remark was made during Prime Minister’s Questions as he criticised Labour for repeatedly […]
Boris Johnson (L) and SNP Commons leader Ian Blackford during Prime Minister's Questions - Credit: Parliamentlive.tv

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PMQs: Boris Johnson’s ‘moral’ leadership questioned following Theresa May’s remarks

The SNP’s leader in the Commons has questioned Boris Johnson over his ability to be a “moral” leader following remarks by Theresa May. Blackford also asked Johnson if he would overturn cuts to Britain’s foreign aid budget during Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs).  “This morning the former prime minister accused the current prime minister of abandoning moral […]
Prime minister Boris Johnson speaks during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, London. - Credit: PA

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Speaker interrupts Boris Johnson at PMQs to tell him to ‘answer the question’

The Commons speaker has had to interrupt Boris Johnson during Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) to remind him to “answer the question” put forward by Sir Keir Starmer. Sir Lindsay was forced to abruptly end this week’s session of PMQs after Boris Johnson gave a long-winded response to the controversy over free school meals parcels. “Mr prime minister,” Sir Lindsay patiently […]
Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, London. - Credit: PA

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Ian Blackford mocks Boris Johnson for failing to deliver ‘sea of opportunity’ after Brexit

The SNP’s Westminster leader has mocked Boris Johnson for failing to deliver the “sea of opportunity” he promised after Brexit. Ian Blackford raised the case of a constituent, who is a producer and exporter of shellfish, experiencing his “worst nightmare” since the UK’s departure from the EU. Speaking at Prime Minister’s Questions, the Scottish politician […]
Boris Johnson points to Chris Bryant at PMQs - Credit: Parliament Live

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Chris Bryant accused of ‘disgraceful’ behaviour during Boris Johnson answer at PMQs

Labour MP Chris Bryant has been rebuked by the House of Commons speaker after taking exception to apparent “disgraceful” behaviour while Boris Johnson spoke at Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs). Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle called out the Labour former minister for alleged “heckling” in the middle of Johnson’s answer. It saw Bryant storm out of his seat at PMQs in […]
Boris Johnson is challenged at Prime Minister's Questions - Credit: Parliament Live

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SNP challenge Boris Johnson over why unique Brexit arrangements will only apply to Northern Ireland

SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford has challenged Boris Johnson to explain why Scotland is “being shafted” by not having a Brexit arrangement in place similar to Northern Ireland. Speaking at Prime Minister’s Questions, he said: “Yesterday, by this government’s own admission, it was confirmed that Northern Ireland is getting the best of both worlds – […]
Keir Starmer (L) and Boris Johnson during a session of Prime Minister's Questions - Credit: PA media

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PMQs: Keir Starmer says Boris Johnson has habit of ‘running away’ from tough issues

Sir Keir Starmer has said Boris Johnson has a habit of “running away” from tough issues after being confronted over Labour’s abstention from a vote on new lockdown measures. In his first session of Prime Minister’s Questions since having to self-isolate, Johnson sought to pin some of the economic turmoil behind the collapse of clothing giant Arcadia onto Labour. Johnson […]
Lindsay Hoyle cuts off the prime minister's answer at PMQs - Credit: Parliament Live

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Speaker praised as he cuts off Boris Johnson’s answer to SNP mid-sentence

Speaker Lindsay Hoyle has been praised for cutting Boris Johnson’s long waffling answer off mid-sentence. Johnson was embarking on a rant about the Scottish National Party at Prime Minister’s Questions after Iain Blackford claimed that the Tory leader’s comments about devolution were “not just flippant remarks”. He said: “His attack on devolution wasn’t just a slip of the […]
Sir Keir Starmer (L) and prime minister Boris Johnson during Prime Minister's Questions - Credit: Parliamentlive.tv

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PMQs: Keir Starmer ratchets up pressure on Boris Johnson to introduce ‘circuit breaker’ nationwide lockdown

Sir Keir Starmer has called on Boris Johnson to impose a nationwide “circuit breaker” lockdown after criticising the government’s three-tiered system. In a turbulent session of Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs), Sir Keir claimed the prime minister’s latest lockdown approach was ineffective. “Yesterday, the prime minister produced heat maps of the country showing infection rates going up in […]
Prime minister Boris Johnson was told to 'keep up' with the latest coronavirus restrictions after appearing not to know them during Prime Minister's Questions - Credit: PA

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Boris Johnson told to ‘keep up’ after appearing to lose track of coronavirus restrictions

Boris Johnson has been told to “keep up” with the latest lockdown announcements after he appeared to lose track during Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs). Defending his three-tiered lockdown approach, the prime minister said: “The disease is appearing much more strongly in parts of the country than in others. “In Liverpool, for instance, alas, the figures are […]
Boris Johnson (L) and opposition leader Sir Keir Starmer in the House of Commons - Credit: Parliamentlive.tv

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PMQs: Keir Starmer labels Boris Johnson an ‘opportunist’ after attacking Labour for ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown calls

Sir Keir Starmer has labelled Boris Johnson an “opportunist” after he tried to attack Labour for not supporting the government’s latest Covid-19 strategy during Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs). Sir Keir accused Johnson of ignoring Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) advice on introducing a nationwide two-week “circuit breaker” lockdown put forward on September 21. The […]
Boris Johnson (L) and Keir Starmer in the House of Commons during PMQs - Credit: Parliamentlive.tv

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PMQs: Keir Starmer claims Boris Johnson is ‘governing in hindsight’ by ‘ignoring the warning signs’

Boris Johnson has been accused of “hurtling towards a crash crash” after “ignoring the warning signs”, follow scrutiny of his new coronavirus measures during Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs). Taking to the despatch box, the prime minister argued that the 16,000 positive coronavirus cases that went unreported due to a “technical glitch” did change the “basic distribution” […]