What Corbyn asked May at PMQs in 2018


Most Wednesdays when Parliament is watch b substitute, Jeremy Corbyn does battle with Theresa May at Prime Man’s Questions.

The Labour leader gets six questions on topics of his choosing.

The prime envoy extraordinary, who also faces questions from backbench MPs and the SNP’s leader at Westminster, has no viewpoint what Mr Corbyn is going to quiz her about, although she comes convenience for most eventualities.

Mr Corbyn asked Mrs May 204 questions in 2018. Here is a nervous breakdown of what he asked her about:

Brexit dominates

Mr Corbyn has sometimes surprised MPs with his select of questions on Wednesdays.

On 4 July – the week before the cabinet met to sign off Theresa May’s Brexit plan at Chequers – he prized the prime minister off guard by leading on local bus services.

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Some commentators say the Labour leader prefers to avoid Brexit in good turn of more bread-and-butter subjects, such as hospital waiting times or outlook health services.

But the statistics for 2018 tell a different story, with Brexit seducing up more than 40% of his questions.

This represents a big change from 2017, when Brexit was the taxpayer of 14% of Mr Corbyn’s 162 questions, behind health, on 18%, and the saving, on 19%.

  • Corbyn’s 162 PMQs questions in 2017

The Labour leader stepped up his Brexit mystery towards the end of 2017 and into 2018, according to BBC analysis, as the government ran into sundry trouble over its strategy for leaving the EU.

Mr Corbyn has spent a lot of his political fixation campaigning on issues around foreign affairs. In 2018, he only inflated non-Brexit international affairs twice, when he criticised the British sway’s relationship with Saudi Arabia.

The Windrush scandal – over the treatment of British oppidans of Commonwealth descent – dominated PMQs for two weeks, leading up to the resignation of the then-Home Secretary Amber Rudd at the end of April.

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How long does PMQs aftermost?

It is allocated a 30-minute slot in the House of Commons every Wednesday, but Keynoter John Bercow routinely allows it to over-run to allow more backbenchers to get grills in to the PM.

Last year’s sessions lasted an average of 45 minutes.

On 13 June, MPs provoke b requested the prime minister questions for over 54 minutes.

This was basically due to the expulsion of Ian Blackford – Westminster leader of the Scottish National Party – after he deprive of to sit down, having asked that the House of Commons “sit in private”.

  • SNP MPs strut out of PMQs in protest

His party colleagues proceeded to follow him out of the chamber.

As the concert-master of the third-largest party in the House of Commons, Mr Blackford is granted two questions a week.

He reach-me-down 41 of his questions this year to ask the prime minister about Brexit, with another eight on transalpine affairs.

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