MAJOR NEAR-CATASTROPHE today as team meeting was scheduled slap-bang across my lunch-break and my beloved PMQ’s. Luckily catastrophe was averted with minimal grumbling and crying from me. HURRAH.
12:00 Blimey, Bercow, that is one heck of a tie.
12:01 Dave offers commiserations to the families of the people who died in the terror attacks in Moscow, especially the family of the British man. Ewwwwww. Gotta love a bit of xenocentrism.
12:04 Ed asks for an explanation of the low growth figures. Tory benches erupt into people pointing and yelling at the Labour benches. Business as usual.
12:05 This is the first PMQ’s for Team Ed&Ed, of course, with Balls at his side as Shadow Chanc. Shall I make the “Two Eds are better than one” joke? Oh, go on then.
12:07 Ed points out that the economy was growing under Labour & now isn’t – the government benches don’t like that one at all!
12:08 Dave’s banging on about his inheritance again.
12:11 ZINNNNNG. Ed tells Dave off for implying he’s made the wrong decision in appointing Balls as Shad Chanc when Andy Coulson’s finally stepped down from his role at no.10 this week.
12:13 House is RAUCOUS today. Not sure what’s louder, Bercow’s yelling or his tie.
12:14 @AllanDLWilliams on twitter has just likened Ed Miliband to Bert from Sesame Street. Pahahahaha. I see it.
This might be a good time to mention my blog about how so many politicians look like Thomas the Tank Engine characters.
12:18 Jacob Rees-Mogg is never not hilarious, in the very worst way. Such a caricature of your classic wimpy-posh Tory boy.
12:21 Karen Lumley. Is that a Conservative MP with… PURPLE HAIR??? I am upset now, Morrison’s refused to hire me on the basis of me having green hair. Because, y’know, they’re such a CLASSY joint.
12:23 AAAAH TOM WATSON BEING A TOTAL BAMF, calling for a police investigation into the phone-hacking scandal over at NOTW. He’s my favourite Labour MP, because a) he’s a massive campaigner for digital rights & one of few politicians properly versed in the internet, and b) he once offered to “make some phone calls” to get me dug out of a snowstorm my car was stuck in ❤
12:27 Some nice words on autism there, though let’s not forget that there are huge cuts in the public services that support people with disabilities & their carers, particularly those with more “invisible” disabilities.
12:30 Dave adamant that he’s going to tax the banks more. That’d be nice, Dave. We’d like that.
12:30 Dave says he has a “warm feeling” whenever he thinks of Blackpool. Oh, god, me too. Mostly due to the other and more attractive David. I think I’m having a warm feeling right now.
SEE YOU NEXT WEEK, KIDS.