PRWeek's PMQs Twitter round-up

The final PMQs session of 2015 saw Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn take on David Cameron at the despatch box, following last week's battle of the deputies.

PRWeek's PMQs Twitter round-up

When Corbyn got to his feet to ask his first question, there was a notable absence of the loud cheering that greeted his deputy Angela Eagle last week.

Corbyn attempted to keep the tone of proceedings civil and he began by wishing Cameron, the House and British astronaught Tim Peake, "who is not currently on this planet", a happy Christmas. 

But the conciliatory start was immediately shattered by the Conservative back bench who seized on the "not on this planet" remark as an opportunity to jeer the Labour leader.

Corbyn stuck to familiar Labour territory for the final PMQs session, with questions to Cameron on the NHS "winter crisis", adult social care and midwifery training (the last sourced from a member of the public).

But Cameron stuck to his guns and defended the Government's record, telling Corbyn that its work to build a strong economy had enabled proper funding for the NHS and deflecting the question on adult social care towards local authorities.

Cameron's responses left some commentators hoping for an economic crisis, if only to test the Prime Minister's narrative.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Already registered?
Sign in