When Harman moved on to CCTV there was an amusing moment when she said that she had been talking to Theresa on Friday which drew ‘oohs’ from the Tory benches who thought she was referring to the Home Secretary by her first name, only for Harman to then say that she was talking about Theresa from a council estate in her constituency who wants more CCTV not less. But overall, Cameron had the better of the exchanges.
There were a few planted questions on the Tory side on Labour’s mismanagement of the public finances that would have made even New Labour MPs in 1997 blush. I know that both sides do it, and that Labour MPs were serial offenders on this front for 13 years, but it really is a regrettable practice.
Towards the end of session, Cameron confirmed that the flag of St George would fly over Downing Street for the duration of the World Cup. I suspect that what Cameron really meant was that the flag of England would fly over Downing Street for the duration of England’s involvement in the World Cup.