James Forsyth James Forsyth

PMQs live blog | 17 December 2008

Gordon Brown is in Iraq today, avoiding the final PMQs of term, so we have Harman versus Hague again. Contrary to what people expected, Harman has held her own in these encounters. The Tory benches could certainly do with cheering up today, though.

12:05 Harman starts off with condolences for the family of the British solider who died in Afghanistan and informs the House that Brown will make a statement to the House on his return from Iraq.

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