PRWeek's PMQs Twitter round-up

In a new round-up of Prime Minister's Questions, PRWeek brings you some of the best Twitter comments from the weekly event.

PRWeek's PMQs Twitter round-up
The backdrop to this week’s PMQs , described by some commentators as Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s best outing so far at the despatch box, was the controversial decision by the Lords to delay implementation of the Government’s plans to reduce tax credits for working families.

David Cameron began PMQs by paying tribute to the Labour MP and former minister Michael Meacher, who died last week, to murmurs of approval from all sides.

Then, after a bizarre soft question from a Conservative backbencher lauding Basildon as the place where one in ten of the world’s tractors are built, Corbyn got down to the serious business of tax credits.

Corbyn asked the Prime Minister six times whether working families would be worse off under the government’s proposals to reduce tax credits.

But Cameron adopted a ‘wait and see’ response to the question which, some said, made him appear evasive.

A question by the new Lib Dem leader Tim Farron about refugees engendered a quip from Cameron that he was glad to see a such a high turnout of his MPs but, given the nature of the question, some commentators thought this was an unacceptable response. To add insult to injury, Sky News apparently cut to an ad break as Farron got to his feet.

There were also the now inevitable swipes at Corbyn's trademark side glare and Chancellor George Osborne's facial expressions.

But commentators could not agree who had won this week's encounter, with some calling a draw and others, grudgingly, calling it for Corbyn.

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