PMQs: Theresa May's ONE WORD answer to SNP's 'blind Brexit panic' claims

Posted on Nov 2 2018 - 7:28am by admin

During a rare gathering in the House of Commons, today’s Halloween meeting saw the budget dominate proceedings with Mr Corbyn saying the “austerity-ending” budget was not good enough.

Despite Mr Hammond raising the tax personal allowance threshold from £11,850 to £12,000, the income tax rate from £46,350 to £50,000 and increasing the national living wage by 4.9 percent from £7.83 to £8.21 an hour, Mr Corbyn believes more should be done to help poverty-stricken households and public services.

But it seems Mr Corbyn is not alone in his grumble over the budget.

Angry teachers have blasted the Treasury for his £400million “gift” to schools to enable them to but little extras”, which they say will starve them of vital long-term funds.

However, the response to an SNP attack on the Prime Minister drew the biggest cheers when Ian Blackford accused Mrs May being embroiled in a “blind Brexit”.

Mrs May hit back with a one-word answer: “No.”

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Mr Corbyn is not alone in his grumble over the budget (Image: SKY NEWS)

12.49pm update: Amber Rudd takes swipe at Brexiters over ‘full English Brexit’ breakfast

Remainer Amber Rudd appeared to take a swipe at Brexiteers, mocking a breakfast sauce called the “Full English Brexit” when asking a question.

She said: “BD Foods in Hastings make a breakfast sauce called the Full English Brexit, which I’m sure would be appreciated by many of my colleagues although it’s a little hot for me.”

She added that their executive, John Davis, had been in touch about investing £2.5million into the business but was concerned about protecting investment and jobs post-Brexit.

She reminded Mrs May of the importance of protecting jobs after Brexit.

Mrs May said: “The plan we have set out is a plan that recognises the importance of protecting ops in this country.”

12.45pm update: PM mocked for calling snap election

Albert Owen took a swipe at the PM over her decision to call the snap general election that saw her government be propped up by the DUP.

The Welshman referred to the mountainous hills that “inspires her to make decisions such as general election”.

He then asked whether she would ensure seafood and automotive sectors “would enjoy the same union” they do now, post-Brexit.

12.40pm update: PM asked to join call in ‘scapegoating of army veterans’

Mark Francois asked the Prime Minister to join him in bid to defend the scapegoating of death of army veterans ays before the centenary of the end of the First World War.

He said: “Wouldn’t Centenary of War be a chance to stop the scapegoating of army veterans for financial gain. We wrote to you to ask to defend others who defend us. Are you with us?”

Mrs May said: “We owe so much to them across so many areas for their heroism. He has raised this issue in the past about legacy concerns. We need to investigate all death proportionately but these aren’t proportionate.”

12.35pm update: Chancellor’s ‘little extras’ for schools blasted

Paula Sherriff took the PM to town over her budget and why it meant to UK schools.

Referring to the “little extras” offered by the Chancellor, she asked: “What good is a whiteboard with no teacher to use it?”

Theresa May replied: “We are putting an extra £1.2billion into schools this year.”

12.28pm update: Chancellor dubbed ‘King of Brexit’

Peter Bone claimed Chancellor Philip Hammond was the “King of Brexit” in a patriotic speech to the House.

He said: The Chancellor revealed a Brexit dividend budget if we come out of EU with no deal.

“He will be able to cut tariffs, abolish taxes and he will be able to allocate the £39billion he was going to give to EU to cut taxes and lower debt. PM I always thought you would be the queen of Brexit, but did you think the chancellor would be the king of Brexit?”

12.25pm update: PM accused of triggering ‘blind panic’ over Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May hit back at claims she triggered a “blind panic” within her Government over Brexit.

She said: “First of all, the Chancellor made clear last year there was money for no deal planning and we stepped this up in the summer. “We’re working for a good deal in Brexit for the whole of the UK, including Scotland.”

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Peter Bone claimed Chancellor Philip Hammond was the “King of Brexit” in a patriotic speech (Image: BBC)

12.35pm update: Chancellor’s ‘little extras’ for schools blasted

Paula Sherriff took the PM to town over her budget and why it meant to UK schools.

Referring to the “little extras” offered by the Chancellor, she asked: “What good is a whiteboard with no teacher to use it?”

Theresa May replied: “We are putting an extra £1.2billion into schools this year.”

12.20pm update: Jeremy Corbyn demands PM APOLOGISE for ‘broken promise’ over end to austerity

Jeremy Corbyn demanded an apology from Mrs May over claims she failed to end austerity for the UK.

Mrs May shot back and said that under the Tory Party, the hard work of the British public is “paying off”.

She said: “Borrowing down, income tax down. What’s gone up? The Labour benches want to to know. As long as it takes I’m going to tell you…. Support for public services, up. Growth, up. Wages, up. Debt is falling. Under the Conservatives the hard work of British people is paying off.”

12.18pm update: May demands Corbyn back the budget

Theresa May demanded Jeremy Corbyn back the budget.

She said: “I’m interested he raised the question of tax cuts. On Monday he said cutting taxes for 32 million people was frittering money away on ideological tax cuts. Yesterday the shadow chancellor said Labour would support the cuts.

“When he stands up, will he back the tax cuts and back the budget?”

Her comments sparked cheers from the House.

12.16pm update: Corbyn hails Labour policy to raise taxes to the top five percent for big businesses

Jeremy Corbyn hailed Labours policy to further boost taxes for the top five percent and big corporations.

He said: “That would be a fair way of dealing with financial issues facing this country.”

12.15 update: Jeremy Corbyn warns of ‘difficult times ahead’

Jeremy Corbyn warned the House of Commons on “difficult times ahead” in a further dig at Mrs May’s budget.

He said: If I was a prison governor, local authority CEO rr head teacher I would struggle to find much to celebrate in the budget. I would be preparing for difficult years ahead.”

Mrs May responded with: “We set out more money for schools, more money for prisons. We’ve set out that austerity is indeed ending.

“Ending austerity is about bringing debt down and putting more in public services. We’ve given NHS the biggest cash boost in the history.”

 

12.05pm update: Budget will leave UK households £1200 better off

Mrs May slammed Jeremy Corbyn’s claim she “broke her promise” over ending austerity.

She said her budget will leave UK households £1200 better off.”

She added: “We’re taking the country forward. His policy would mean borrowing more, wasting more and taxing more. Taking us back to square one.”

12pm update: PM pays tribute to synagogue attack in Pittsburgh

Theresa May opens with tribute to the horrific attack at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.

She said: “The UK stands shoulder to shoulder with the Jewish community.”

 

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Theresa May had a showdown over her budget with Jeremy Corbyn (Image: BBC)

11.45am update: List of MPs needling the PM announced

With mere minutes to go until the showdown between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn, the list of MPs to ask the PM questions has been announced.

Opening will be Kilmarnock and Loudoun MP Alan Brown, followed by Teresa Pearce, Lilian Greenwood, Mark Harper, Christian Matheson, Chris Ruane, Paula Sherriff and Stewart Hosie.

Other questions will be taken from Albert Owen, Robert Halfon, Peter Bone, Steve Double, David Crosby, Martyn Day and Mary Glindon.

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