"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

PMQs: Summary

Tributes were paid to Colour Serjeant Kevin Fortuna, Rifleman Martin Lamb, Lt Oliver Augustin, Marine Sam Alexander, Lance Corporal Martin Gill, Corporal Michael Pike who fell in Afghanistan.
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There was an open goal for Ed Miliband who led on u-turns - Ken Clarke's sentencing policies and Lansley's health plans. He missed. Miliband occasionally flashes signs of growing into the job but they don't last. He has the underlying manner of a diffident schoolboy and Labour will never win another election with him at the helm - let's hope they keep him. Bercow called on Cameron to withdraw a remark about the NHS, which he didn't, but I'm afraid I missed it! I'll try to find some videos later.

Did your MP speak?
Jackie Doyle-Price, Con, Thurrock; Robin Walker, Con, Worcester; 'Labour's Golden Boy' Chukka Umunna, Lab, Streatham; Richard Harrington, Con, Watford; Lindsay Roy, Lab, Glenrothes; Philip Hollobone, Con, Kettering; Michael McCann, Lab, East Kilbride, Strathaven & Lesmahagow; Annette Brooke, LibDem, Dorset Mid & Poole North; Nic Dakin, Lab, Scunthorpe; James Wharton, Con, Stockton South; Virendra Sharma, Lab, Ealing Southall; Gareth Johnson, Con, Dartford; John Woodcock, Lab Co-op, Barrow & Furness; Simon Hart, Con, Camarthen West & South Pembrokeshire; Russell Brown, Lab, Dumfries & Galloway; Mark Pawsey, Con, Rugby; Tom Watson, Lab, West Bromwich East; Marcus Jones, Con, Nuneaton; Ghisela Stuart, Lab, Birmingham Edgbaston; Stephen Dorrell, Con, Charnwood, (Chair, Health Committee); Ian Paisley, DUP, North Antrim.

Matters raised:
Condemnation of Syrian torture; schools and the pupil premium; shooting in Streatham/gun crime; economics - IMF or Guardian; women's retirement age; retirement age of magistrates; a green Scotland; women's retirement age; loss of jobs/Ratan Tata; Sepp Blatter & corruption in FIFA; Ealing Hospital; PCTs/treatment of infertile couples; Alice Pyne/bone marrow register; explosion at Chevron factory; child poverty; Rugby Home Nations Cup; phone hacking/NoW/Jonathan Reece; revitalisation of town centres; withdrawal of Russian troops from Georgia; integrated care in the NHS; Anglo/Irish relations & two murdered policemen.

Something & nothing - 'misleading' the House:


The Cameron - Paisley (DUP) exchange:


From the BBC:


Hansard

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