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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Prime Minister's Questions, Cameron knockout

Just watching PMQs. Cameron ran rings around Blair over the Education Bill, gathering a shopping list of items from the White Paper which remain in order to put off Labour rebels from supporting it. He then made the PM even more uncomfortable by probing him as to his position as PM if he was governing with Tory support. This tactic is working brilliantly and the more DC pushes it the less likely Blair is to get the support from his own party which he needs. What's more, Cameron appears statesmanlike, as if he's doing the right thing, Blair looks like he's politicking. All he could do was squirm and his normal routine of reeling off statistics suggesting Government benevolence fell truly flat. The body language of the Labour front bench - in particular of surly Gordon Brown frowing, snarling and raising his eyes to the sky - was classic. They are worried, they feel exposed and they feel unsure. The perfect time for a Tory resurgence.

UPDATE: Blair now stuttering and mumbling. Is he rattled?

5 Comments:

At 3:20 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Education is something Blair is completely wrong on. Standards are dropping, discipline is failing,and results are improving!!

 
At 3:34 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree. He has stated education will be a top priority but he is failing the brightest, they have such low standards to aim for. The weakest are also short changed by his policies, his all inclusive policyin particular. This policy educates children with SEN along side others. Sadly it is the others who miss out because SEN children often require one to one attention and the other 30 odd children in the class have their edycatrion put on hold whilst the teacher has to concentrate the majority of her time on that one child. How is this fair. Come on D.C. take this on board and let common sense prevail.

 
At 8:40 pm, Blogger Ed said...

The last time I saw Blair stutter and mumble in the house was when one of his own MPs beat him down into a corner over a question about American involvement in South America, Tony had the choice between attacking Hugo Chavez or the Republican party. He ended up mumbling something non committal and giving a rather long, nervous giggle.

 
At 8:51 pm, Anonymous AJD said...

Gordon Brown frowing, snarling and raising his eyes to the sky

He always frowns and snarls!

 
At 11:25 pm, Blogger Edward said...

I think we're all agreed he's on the rocks. Let's hope DC can come up with the goods to set things straight.

 

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