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Pitiful PMQs ‘damaging’ public faith

David Cameron was accused by MPs yesterday of damaging public faith in Parliament after refusing to answer countless questions at Prime Minister’s question time.

His performance was branded a “demeaning spectacle” by respected Labour MP Paul Flynn who penned the book How to be an MP.

Speaker John Bercow was forced to step in at one point when Mr Cameron resorted to reading aloud from the Tory’s 2010 election pledge card.

Calling a point of order as Mr Cameron tried to escape the chamber, Mr Flynn demanded that the PM and his ministers should be sent on a seminar to learn the “precise meaning” of question and answers.

“Today’s spectacle was the worst ever where the answers from the Prime Minister to the leader of the opposition had no connection whatsoever to the questions,” he said.

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