Ave_IT":76tem952 said:Anybody see PMQs yesterday? It was toe-curlingly awful even by Boris's standards. He is routinely humiliated by Keir Starmer to such an extent it's painful to watch and makes you (almost) pity him. Starmer has all the icy logic of a top class QC and Boris ends up babbling stuff that is, at best, totally irrelevant and at worst incoherent nonsense....How he must miss Corbyn.
Starmer started by pointing out that three months ago the prime minister had said the test-and-trace system could be a real game-changer for the country. Yesterday he had said the opposite: that test and trace had very little or nothing to do with the spread of transmission of the disease. Both statements couldn’t be correct, so which one was he standing by today?
Boris's response was something about errrrr....human-to-human transmision is the important thing not the t-and-t but errrrr.....t-and-t is vital for our brilliant localised errrrrrrr...t-and-t system..... Eh? WTF is he saying?
Starmer tried again, speaking s-low-ly and using words with fewer syllables but Boris was even more baffled.
So Starmer took a different line reminding him last week he admitted there were problems with t-and-t. Dido Harding (the unelected Tory peer he put in charge of t-and-t) said this was due to a lack of capacity, but the health secretary had said the problem was over demand. Which was it?
Boris didn't even attempt an answer. He huffed and blustered and got very indignant about "unseemly snd unjustified" attacks on saint Dido who is doing a marvellous job and soon will be delivering 500,000 tests a day .....or was it 5 million a minute? who knows? Who cares what b0ll0x this clown says anymore?
Agree with all you say here, although in Johnson’s defence every PM I can remember has used the sixth question to put the boot in knowing there can’t be a response. What I find most annoying is that when extracts from PMQs appear on the BBC news, the need for balance results in it appearing an equal contest when, as you say, every week Starmer is wiping the floor with him.