It was on the radio when I came in. I just caught the start of it. Michael Martin was telling off David Cameron for asking Tony Blair during PMQs who he thinks should be the next leader of the Labour Party. I didn’t see it on the television, but it certainly sounded very interesting indeed.
It sounded to me a bit like Cameron didn’t quite know what to do. Recess Monkey notes that Cameron came very close to calling Michael Martin a liar.
Martin is probably right that, as it is nothing to do with government business, it is not the sort of question to be asking during PMQs. But Martin discredited himself by suggesting that PMQs is meant to be for challenging the government.
It’s a bit much to suggest that PMQs is an effective place to challenge the government. As far as I can tell, PMQs is nothing more than a platform for MPs to crawl around on their hands and knees, do a massive shit on each other, then gleefully roll around in that shit.