Wednesday, 20 May 2009


Well, some rare moments of comedy crept into PMQs today.

When asked about the Royal Mail proposals Gordon Brown told the house that...

"The Royal Mail has been losing 5 million letters each year" which half the house took to mean they were lost in the post...a silly choice of words from our Prime Minister.

Then, Nick Clegg got pistol-whipped by the Speaker...and fair play to Mr Martin.

After asking his first question, the Speaker then went on to call the next MP for his question...forgetting that Nick Clegg was of course entitled to his follow up. After loud, long jeering from the house, the Speaker rose and said,
He thought the honourable gentleman had two bits in his question.
"Touche Mr Speaker" was Clegg's reply.

Indeed, quick-witted from the Speaker.

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