What are Prime Minister’s Questions for? – POLITICS

As Boris Johnson prepares for his final Prime Minister’s Questions session, Ailbhe Rea takes a look inside the weekly showdown at the heart of British politics.

Former Prime Minister David Cameron explains what it’s really like to stand at the dispatch box for a rowdy PMQ session, and reveals how he prepared and strategized for the most difficult of his week.

Ayesha Hazarika, former adviser to Ed Miliband, lifts the veil on the various pressures suffered by an opposition leader, while Theo Bertram, former adviser to Tony Blair and Gordon Brown in No. 10, wonders about the importance of these sessions beyond the Westminster cut-and-thrust.

Finally, Times sketchwriter extraordinaire Quentin Letts recalls the great moments of PMQs of yesteryear and pays homage to a British institution where the human drama of British politics is best explored and where leaders rise and fall.


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