After Ming’s disastrous performance at PMQs today there was a question from David Clelland (Lab). It was a long list of “Labour achievements” and asked what else had Labour had done for us in the style of Monty Python. Tony Blair answered, after a long pause, ‘double maternity pay and double maternity leave, there is also the extra child benefit as well, and there is of course the case that we have spent more on pensioners and that we have re-linked the basic state pension with earnings. That and many, many other things.’
Labour have done nothing of the sort. It is Conservative policy to re-link the basic state penion with earnings? Surely this counts as misleading Parliament and warrants an apology from the Great Helmsman?