BBC Daily Politics and PMQs

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  1. And you forgot to mention last weeks little visit to Barnier to 'find out whats happening with the Brexit negotiations' by a non-elected private UK citizen, Mr Nick Clegg, a back bench Tory MP, Ken Clarke and an unelected non affiliated peer, Lord Adonis - none of these people had any right or role in the negotiations and are not 'security cleared' to hear anything of the negotiations - clear Treason and an attempt to undermine the UK Govt as well as a clear breach of the terms of the negotiation by Barnier/EU - the amount of fucks given by the BBC/Media - nil !
     
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  2. That creature Clarke contemptuously told reporters they were going to Brussels to chat about cricket. What a trio of democrats are these three unworthies who are trying to thwart the official negotiators of the British government. May should wash her hands of them and particularly in the case of Clarke, a member of her own party, she should carpet him and demand to know just what is he up to!
     
  3. She doesn't need to because everyone knows besides, there's little she can do if his constituency Party machine is happy with his behaviour.
     
  4. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    She could withdraw the whip, they did it to Tory MEPs who voted with the EU against the UK - basically what Clarke is doing. He is such and old n bold though that that would be almost impossible, which Clarke knows well.
     
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  5. NSP

    NSP LE

    Plus it'd trim her minority majority even further.
     
  6. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    He is not guaranteed to vote with her anyway. He is sure he is right and is liable to do what he wants, not the Party or even the country. He knows he is almost at retirement anyway and if he had been that keen on the HofL he would have been off years ago.
     
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  7. Nah!

    £300 a day x 5 days = £1,500 a week x 40 "term time" weeks = "ONLY" £60,000 pa in "expenses" in the HofL !!

    He'd rather keep his over inflated MP's salary and expenses, his suade shoes, and status as "elder member" of the HofC :( .
     
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  8. He's a member that's for sure.
     
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  9. JoCo hs nailed Chapman a Labour shoadow minister to the wall over Dent-Coad's coments on Seaun Bailey. Just called Dent Coad a racist.
     
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  10. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    She did indeed and the shadow minister was very uncomfortable.

    Having said that we are missing Andrew Neil. He would have driven the nail home and probably asked if the whip would be withdrawn from Coad.

    Where is Brillo, he is sorely missed? More and more competent male presenters seem to be disappearing from the BBC to be replaced by female presenters. The equality has gone way over the balance IMO.
     
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  11. I also wondered....
    Andrew Neil steps down as Sunday Politics host
     
  12. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    That has been up for a long time, no mention has been made about his disappearance from Daily Politics, which is still shown against him on the BBC website. All we are left with now is his humorous look at politics in This Week late on a Thursday night.

    The only people pleased to see him go will be politicians .
     
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  13. PMQ's is the opportunity for the Leader of the Opposition (and others hostile to the Govt), to raise questions that might embarrass the PM.

    I have become increasingly suspicious that . . . SOMEHOW . . . PMTM is remarkably well prepared to answer - and embarrass - Corbyn!

    Today was an example. Corbyn raised the (non)actions following Genfell Tower.

    It was very impressive and surprising , that PMTM was so well prepared, that within her reply she was able to provide quotations from three other indifferent London councils.

    She did however keep her "powder dry" by not mentioning today that the new Labour MP Dent Code(?), had previously been responsible for the safety inspections at Grenville House! ;) .

    Is it possible that "someone" may be (authoratively) advising No10 of the PMQ subjects, for which the PM should prepare herself?!
     
  14. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    That has always been the case. The PM gets prior notice of questions or can guess what they will be. You will see the PM with large folders of info plus the people sitting behind her can feed over info. All PM's rehearse PMQs before going in to the Chamber.
     
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  15. When William Hague was leader of the opposition facing off against Blair he realised that Blair had a couple of folders with information in sorted alphabetically by topic.
    Hague noticed that as he was asking his question Blair would skip through the folders to find the info on that topic ready for an answer. To counter this Hague would deliberately not reveal the topic until the very end of the question, meaning Blair would not have time to get to the section and therefore either have to go off the cuff or been seen answering slowly and not as smoothly whilst he found the pages in his folders. Hague would also switch between the different ends of the alphabet for his question so Blair would have to switch from the A-H folder to the T-Z folder therefore again losing time and making the answer have to be either off the cuff or slower reponse
     
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