This week’s Prime Minister’s Questions was the first since MPs returned from their summer break. We take a look at some of the topics discussed.
It is no surprise that Brexit themed questions dominated the discussion. Conservative MP David Duguid, askes about support for fisheries during the Brexit transition. Likewise, both Conservative MPs Allan Mak and Chris Philp, asked about the final Brexit deal with the EU. Moreover, Plaid Cymru MP Liz Saville Roberts, asked about job losses following Brexit.
Labour MP Melanie Onn, asked about in work poverty in her constituency.
Labour MP Paul Blomfield, asked about investments in renewable technologies.
Conservative MP John Lamont, posed questions regarding Russia.
Plaid Cymru MP Ben Lake, asked about funding for schools in Wales.
Furthermore, Theresa May tried to exploit the Labour party’s anti-Semitism row. The PM used a planted question from a Conservative MP to make Corbyn apologise to the Jewish community, BBC reports.
Notably, Corbyn used all six of his questions to address Cabinet split over the PM’s Brexit proposals. But, Theresa May insisted she was working to “get a good deal with the European Union”.
Several puns were made regarding the viral video of the Prime Minister dancing on her recent trip to Africa.
Corbyn said that May “can not keep dancing around all the issues”. Additionally, when discussing Panasonic’s move out of the UK, Corbyn stated that the company “had decided to dance off altogether”.
Earlier, we questioned Theresa May’s ability to lead the nation through Brexit. The PM’s most recent awkward dancing video has gone viral on social media. It only undermines her efforts to lead Britain during its departure from the EU.
With less than a year until the March 2019 EU withdrawal, will May be able to secure the UK the best exit deal?