PMQs Twitter round-up: Employment, air pollution and Libya

MPs packed every available space in the House of Commons for today's PMQs session, in anticipation of the Chancellor's Budget statement.

Prime Minister David Cameron began by highlighting today's announcement of a drop of nearly 30,000 in unemployed people. 

Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, took the tack of questioning Cameron on the issues of clean air and clean energy for his six questions.


Corbyn made light work of Cameron's comeback on air quality that it was his party that had introduced the Clean Air Act of 1956.



But witty responses were not enough for some commentators, who said Cameron had shrugged off Corbyn's lines of attack, yet again, this time on the issue of clean energy.

Despite this, Burson-Marsteller's Hugo Legh said it was Corbyn's best performance to date in PMQs.



The media have made much of the Labour leader's sartorial choices since he took office and some commentators made note of Corbyn's smart attire for Budget day. 


SNP leader Angus Robertson then used his questions to lambast the Government's record in Libya and to extract a commitment from Cameron that he would not commit regular forces on the ground before seeking the approval of Parliament.






According to Brandwatch, there were 7,000 tweets mentioning PMQs with the key topics including air pollution, clean energy and the Budget.

Sentiment towards Cameron was 86 per cent positive and 14 per cent negative while for Corbyn sentiment was only 24 per cent positive, a similar score to Robertson.



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