Wasn’t it all just too cosy for words?

Maybe I’m on my own here, but I want PMQs to be used to hold the government of the day to account – not to trade jokes with its representative.

Maybe Angela Eagle seems more comfortable at the Dispatch Box than Jeremy Corbyn, but she has had more experience than him as a frontbench MP – and fared less well at performing the required function.

Oh, and Osborne’s claim that “we have a leader who is respected abroad” – to whom was he referring? This Writer’s experience suggests that all the other national leaders think David Cameron is a hanger-on, a toady or a twerp.

Labour’s Angela Eagle poked fun at David Cameron’s EU reforms as she traded jokes with George Osborne at Prime Minister’s Questions.

With the PM away on his EU renegotiation tour, the shadow first secretary of state clashed with the chancellor for the first time, quoting Tory MPs unhappy at his progress.

Mr Osborne questioned the wisdom of quoting backbenchers in a dig at the unrest in Labour ranks.

Source: Angela Eagle and George Osborne trade PMQs jokes on EU talks – BBC News

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