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    After this week's PMQs, I owe Jeremy Corbyn an apology – he can do it well after all

    That was a dreadful session of Prime Minister’s Questions, but it was easily Corbyn’s best outing so far, and it was the first time since he became leader that the Labour benches have solidly supported him while the Conservative benches were uncertain and unhappy.

    It was interesting to see Corbyn do politics the way it used to be done. He opened by sarcastically congratulating Theresa May on uniting Ofsted and former education secretaries and asking if she could name any education experts that back her on extending selection in schools.

    It turns out, after a year as leader of the opposition, that Corbyn is capable after all of asking questions that make the Prime Minister look uncomfortable. She was on the defensive throughout. She repeated a slogan about “young people going as far as their talents will take them” three times. She inserted a slab of prefabricated homespun philosophy: “He believes in equality of outcome; I believe in equality of opportunity; he believes in levelling down; I believe in levelling up.” And she tried to change the subject on his fifth question with all the finesse of a learner-driver doing a seven-point turn, pointing out that today’s jobs figures were good.
    http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/...-a7304896.html

    See what is possible when Labour MPs present a united front behind the Leader of the Opposition (with a democratic mandate from party members)?
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    Independent. This is the same paper that publishes daily updates on how Brexit is as likely to happen as the Second Coming of Christ.
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    I didn't see PMQs this week - was he genuinly good, or just better than his usual cacky performance? Is he still reading out his emails?
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    (Original post by MildredMalone)
    I didn't see PMQs this week - was he genuinly good, or just better than his usual cacky performance? Is he still reading out his emails?
    Have a watch and decide for yourself. I was certainly pretty impressed, Theresa May was very poor and repetitive.
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    "What experts back your policy? Well I have one who opposes it: John, some random teacher who thinks we should pump infinity money into all schools"

    Great *
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    Best news I've heard all day, whilst watching the great British bake off
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    A broken clock is right twice a day, it's still a broken clock.
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    Just had a watch, tbf he totally roasted her there. Still wouldn't want him as leader personally, but honestly Labour has no one else in contention.
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    (Original post by joey11223)
    Just had a watch, tbf he totally roasted her there. Still wouldn't want him as leader personally, but honestly Labour has no one else in contention.
    Pretty much agree. The media campaign against him is brutal and unforgiving, but he really played into their hands with the number of gaffes he made. But he seems to be improving, so it's too early to write him off imo.
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    (Original post by Cain Tesfaye)
    Pretty much agree. The media campaign against him is brutal and unforgiving, but he really played into their hands with the number of gaffes he made. But he seems to be improving, so it's too early to write him off imo.
    My issue is I agree on a lot of things...but then strongly disagree as well, he's too left leaning for me despite me having sympathies.
 
 
 
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