The fact MPs were sitting down and stationary for the first prime minister's questions is not going to stop this writer claiming they all had a spring in their step.
That might seem like some fairly slapdash writing, you might claim. Well, you were obviously not paying attention to PMQs. Had you watched this lunchtime's exchanges you would have learned this sort of sloppiness is not a problem. This was a PMQs where even the most terrible of failures were capable of being wafted away with nothing more than a grin. The coalition was being lambasted for apparently covering up their broken pledges, in what appears to be the most shambolic of PR disasters. The opposition faces a pummelling over its lack of policies. Yet all could be shrugged off with a grin and a smile. Politicians have obviously had such a good festive break that they were bursting with good cheer.
Ed Miliband, who as Cameron happily pointed out has been sunning himself in the Canary Islands, was delighted to flag up theRead More »from Grinning through the midterm shambles