Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) as-it-happened, David Lidington and Emily Thornberry clash

David Lidington and Emily Thornberry

David Lidington and Emily Thornberry.

Prime Minister’s Questions – 24 April 2019; PoliticsHome

Theresa May’s de facto deputy David Lidington filled in for the Prime Minister at the weekly Commons clash – while Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry stood in for Jeremy Corbyn. See how it all unfolded and grab the FULL quotes here.

That was a pretty sombre PMQs, marked by the death of Lyra McKee in Northern Ireland and the Easter weekend attacks in Sri Lanka.


Lyra McKee funeral: Theresa May greets journalist’s family in a poignant moment – Mirror

The Prime Minister spoke with relatives and the funeral today

The Prime Minister spoke with relatives and the funeral today


Emily Thornberry and David Lidington both condemned the killings, although Thornberry said the unrest in Derry made a fresh case for the Government to solve the Northern Ireland Brexit border problem.

There was some low-level back-and-forth about Brexit talks, with both sides condemning the other for not giving ground in the attempt to find a deal.

A few Conservative MPs warned about the ongoing Brexit delay – while Lidington faced a grilling from both sides of the House on climate change, acknowledging the UK had “more to do” to tackle the problem. And that’s your lot.

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