Corbyn takes new approach to Prime Ministers’ Questions

The new Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has taken new approach to Prime Ministers’ Questions (PMQs) during his first encounter with David Cameron in the parliament.

 Corbyn said the UK had had enough of what he called “theatrical politics” and now it is the time to hold accountable the government properly.

“It’s going to be interesting. I don’t expect it’s going to be easy,” he said.

He added: “I do not suspect it’s going to be easy but then our job is to hold the government to account. Our job is to speak up for ordinary people in this country.”

 Earlier, he had promised to change the format of PMQs, saying that his six main questions could be shared out between other party members. Corbyn even invited ordinary people to submit questions online. At last count nearly 40,000 questions had been submitted.

Just one day after Corbyn victory in Labour leadership contest on Saturday, Cameron branded him as a “threat to national security” in a tweet.

The British premier said the Islington MP would undermine the UK’s defenses, the Independent reported.


Read more