Arguing with Oneself
The prime minister was off on official duties and so the First Secretary of State and Minister for the Cabinet Office Damian Green answered questions on her behalf. Emily Thornberry of Islington South and Finsbury filled in for Jeremy Corbyn. Topics discussed included energy prices, the National Health Service, the exit from the European Union, jobs, Scotland, war memorials, mental health, domestic violence, economic growth, tuition fees, unemployment, water supplies, housing, and refugees. Best bits below.
Emily Thornberry asks Damian Green to name all the people that filled in for prime ministers over the past 20 years and he responds with this.
Here, Thornberry points out some inconsistencies in the government's stated positions and singles out Brexit Secretary David Davis.
The Scottish National Party's Ian Blackford of Ross, Skye, and Lochaber wonders about devolution of powers which led to this response from Green.