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Tuesday, 23 June 2009

PMQ Reform

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"June 23, 2009 at 11:27 am

Quite right. What we really need is for the PM v. LoO weekly theatre to be cut down and PMQs to be opened up to backbenchers. While David Cameron leaning over the dispatch box and mocking Brown over something more to do with style than substance looks good for the cameras it does not effectively hold the executive to account. Neither does Brown’s theatrical reply serve any useful purpose. The parts of PMQs that should actually matter are when individual MPs get up and ask pressing questions that hold the government to account and represent the worries of their constituents. The Speaker needs to allow more time for this and make sure that the PM (or whatever cabinet minister) answers the question. Less of the theatre, more of the substance."

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