The Labour leader has asked party members to suggest what should be discussed in the weekly exchange with the Prime Ministerby Peter Kellner / September 14, 2015 / Leave a comment
Thank you for your email. I was touched by your closing remarks:
Help me be your representative. When I stand at the despatch box for Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday, I want to be your voice. What do you want to ask David Cameron? Tell me now and I will put your questions to him in parliament. My questions will be your questions.
Here are my questions for you to ask the Prime Minister. I hope you manage to ask them soon. I look forward to the answers.
Will the Prime Minister join me in congratulating Tony Blair on leading a government that gave Britain the minimum wage, Sure Start, Freedom of Information, the Human Rights Act, right to roam, free museum entry, paid parental leave, tax credits, the Good Friday Agreement, literacy and numeracy hours, an end to lengthy hospital waiting lists and the ejection of the great majority of hereditary peers from the House of Lords?
Does he agree with me that the abolition of poverty is one of the nation’s highest priorities, and that we need a thriving private sector to generate the wealth that will be needed to achieve this objective?
How will he strengthen the UK’s commitment to NATO?
Will he bring to parliament a new law to reform party funding, to stop big business funding his party and trade unions funding mine?
When will he come off the fence on Europe and start proclaiming the huge advantages to the UK of remaining a member of the European Union?
What are his plans for expanding the role of the private sector in our schools and hospitals, as part of a wider strategy to give parents and patients greater choice in the way they access these vital public services?
Will he work with me to establish a cross-party consensus on Trident, in which the Joint Chiefs of Staff are given the choice of replacing Trident with a like-for-like nuclear capacity, or using the same money instead to recruit more troops and buy more and better military equipment?
Will he join with me in expressing admiration for American leadership of the free world, and declare that its virtues vastly outweigh its defects?
Suppose there is in Britain today the equivalent of a young Bill Gates or Steve Jobs, what measures will he introduce to help them become big success stories for Britain, by building large private sector companies that generate as many jobs and exports as possible?
Will he join with me in congratulating Israel on operating by far the most democratic state in the Middle East?