It must surely be the worst collection of jokes outside of a Russell Howard gig. Bad joke after bad joke after bad joke. Flashman references after Eddie the Eagle references after Michael Winner references. It was to politics what phone sex lines are to intercourse.
There was no wit and there was no content. There was merely the conveyor belt of rehearsed jokes and quick stabbing motions that constitute PMQs under Ed Miliband and David Cameron.
The Labour leader's tactics are now well understood. He began with that mock innocent first question which invariably starts: "How would the prime minister rate his progress on." The sentence ends with whichever policy area is causing Cameron the most grief, from tuition fees to the forestry sell-off. Today it was the NHS, not for the first time.
Cameron did a Gordon Brown and started reeling off an impenetrable list of governmental achievements. When he mentioned the number of doctors, Miliband got in a rare effective response. "In case theRead More »from PMQs sketch: Cameron laughs off Clegg’s pain