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Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Harriet Harman At Sea at PMQs
Harriet Harman proved at today's PMQs that lightning doesn't strike twice. In her first outing against William Hague a few months ago she emerged triumphant. On the second occasion it was a score draw. Today she was flailing about all over the place - incoherent, unconfident and apparently without anything to say about the current economic crisis. Hague played it clever. He didn't go in for the kill at first, but instead built up his questioning to a climax to which she had no response. The silence on the Labour benches was telling.
Vince Cable asked two good questions on unemployment and interest rates, neither of which provoked a coherent answer from Ms Harman. I score it...