Today’s PMQs have proved to be a lively affair as David Cameron and Jeremy Corbyn traded jibes at the despatch box for the last time. While the Labour leader found time to praise the Prime Minister’s time in power, Cameron was less obliging when it came to Corbyn.
As well as ridiculing Labour for its ongoing row about the leadership rules, he took a leaf from Corbyn’s book by reading out an email he had received from a member of the public. The email — from a woman by the name of Judith — had been sent ahead of Cameron’s first ever PMQs with Corbyn. In it, she warned Cameron to not go hard on his opponent, as if Corbyn left things would look worse for the Tories:
‘She said “please, please keep dignity and not triumphalism at the first PMQs with Jeremy Corbyn”. And she gave this reason, she said: “because Tom Watson, who may oust Jeremy Corbyn, is a very different kettle of fish. He’s experienced, organised and far more dangerous in the long term. So sensible answers to Corbyn, let him create his own party disunity”.
After this is over I’ve got to find Judith and find out what on earth happens next!’
With Watson and Corbyn left squirming alongside one another on the bench, the Labour leader ignored the comments entirely in his reply. However, Mr S is a tad confused, isn’t Corbyn supposed to like hearing from members of the public?