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PMQs bear pit may have gone but stakes are sky high

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Over 35,000 dead, the economy off a cliff edge, an entire population virtually locked up, a monthly record increase in the number of people claiming unemployment benefits...

To mention just some of the positive things going on at the moment.

I'm not sure if that's what Boris Johnson was really saying when he chided Sir Keir Starmer for the Leader of the Opposition's down-in-the-mouth assessment of inadequate testing and the deadly ravaging of the care homes.

Having read and heard the views of various commentators that in his earliest performances at Prime Minister's Questions Labour's new leader has wiped the floor with bumbling Boris, I'd thought I'd check out how this week's encounter went.

The Brexit bearpit has gone, and with a virtually empty chamber there is no gallery to play to. It has become a serious forum, not a shouting match. About time too, you might say.

Sir Keir looks the part. Serious, and smart in all senses, he is Labour's great white hope – white, male, middle class, and from London – to lead the party to a better future after the Jeremy Corbyn years.

You have to say that Jezza in his final days came across as being demob........

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