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PMQs: The Coronation of Basil Brush

There was all the seasonal fun of the pantomime thrown in to Prime Minister’s Questions today: “Broad brush”, “Air brush”, “Basil Brush” (Cameron’s description of Miliband) – the coalition leadership depicted as the pantomime horse and, of course, “Look behind you”. It was all there.

Ed Miliband in special sotto voce mode, asked about the unemployment increase of 35,000 saying that, with this, Cameron’s claims of being “out of the danger zone” seem “very hollow”. Cameron went on about something called the Work Programme and said claimants were down and vacancies were up.

Miliband (reverting to his bunged-up “Choones” voice) said that …

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  • User AvatarJulian Tisi 22nd Jan - 1:19pm
    @David Raw, I've corrected your statement below: "That’s a great comfort, Julian. I’ll pass it on to the recipients of the 6,000 food parcels and...
  • User AvatarTynan 22nd Jan - 1:11pm
    Stephen Howse, true but to some extent that's my point. World population was around 3 billion when my parents were at school. Now it is...
  • User AvatarJames Belchamber 22nd Jan - 1:05pm
    Silvio: The problem with that approach, regardless of the argument about whether or not we should have entered coalition (which honestly is a different debate),...
  • User AvatarJohn Bicknell 22nd Jan - 1:05pm
    The Lib Dems have never recovered from the psychological trauma from being in coalition, and its electoral consequences. An aura of collective guilt hangs over...
  • User AvatarInnocent Bystander 22nd Jan - 1:03pm
    I don't have to imagine being one of those voters, I was one. How many of the 40+ million voters do you actually expect to...
  • User AvatarSilvio 22nd Jan - 12:52pm
    By defending the cruelty and misery inflicted on the weakest and most vulnerable you will just get more of the same results..decline and irrelevance. The...