Boris or his opponents need to recall Parliament

Caroline PMQA local Councillor went onto social media to explain that this is the new form of Prime Ministers Questions and it is a good way forward.  The irony is that Caroline who I have met prior to her election as the Eastbourne MP should know better as she was part of PMQs herself. The point behind PMQs is that men and women who are reasonably well prepared although to be fair are party politicians so of course heavily biased on one of two directions are given the chance to ask questions and the Prime Minister has no way of avoiding the questions even though they have plenty of opportunities to ignore answering the questions, a function that Theresa May demonstrated very clearly. If Caroline and indeed Boris are in any way intending for him to be held to account they need to recall Parliament. If however there are reasons why he won’t and his colleagues can’t then the alternative if he wants to be treated with any credibility under the heading of  #PeoplesPMQs is for a collection of people from a range of backgrounds and skills would be brought into settings in different parts of the UK and they would get the chance to ask questions in a context where he was forced to listen to them. The idea of using a TV based solution where his support team get the opportunity to divert the questions they don’t want him to be faced with is clearly nonsensical and not worth watching.

About ianchisnall

I am passionate about the need for public policies to be made accessible to everyone, especially those who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am particularly interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as health services and strategic planning.
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