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Today’s PMQs: Loud

The prime minister's repeated attempts to portray Ed Miliband as a trade union puppet were uninspiring at best

By Jay Elwes  

A theme developed in the course of today’s PMQs. It started soft and then rose in a crescendo as proceedings progressed.

The first question came from Charlotte Leslie (Cons, Bristol North West). Does the PM agree, she asked, that the best way to celebrate the 65th birthday of the NHS would be to strip away the culture of secrecy that has surrounded it hitherto? “Absolutely right,” replied the PM. It is the role of the NHS to be “on the side of the patient,” he added, noting that the Chief Inspector…

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