Having watched PMQs I have to say it's the most absurd I have ever seen. For a start it was an interesting choice for Brown to decide to sit next to Shaun Woodward, the infamous defector to Labour when the Tories were falling apart. I wonder if someone might jump ship the other way soon?
When Brown was asked if the Cabinet reshuffling itself meant he wouldn't bother, he got angry and started banging his hand on the Dispatch Box. I expect him to take his shoe off and do a Krushchev at one point. As predicted earlier, Brown chose to heap praise on Jacqui Smith and Hazel Blears. I see Jacqui Smith was sitting next to Andy Burnham (a Blears supporter for deputy).
Most hilariously was that Brown started to argue that the issue of resignations is about expenses and the pressure it has put MPs and their families under. The thing is, as Cameron noted, if it was about expenses, why didn't Blears and Smith resign weeks ago? Brown also refused to guarantee there would be no further resignations.
What was worse though was when Brown started to argue that the Tories had no policies and that was a reason why there should not be an election. Now, if he really thinks the Tories have no policies, surely that would be a reason to have an election because you're going to win? Only a complete idiot would actually try to make that sort of argument. It;s a bit like saying you won't hold an election because you think you'll win... oh!
Incredibly, Brown started banging on about helping mortgage holders. The thing is, the Government revealed two days ago that only two families have been helped by the £285m Mortgage Relief Scheme since January. The subject then came up later about this figure and Brown denied it was the case.
This is important, because at beginning he said Hazel Blears as the Communities Secretary had done a brilliant job. Yet it was the DCLG that revealed only two families have been helped. So basically he's slated Blears and effectively said her department is lying no less than 15 minutes after praising her.
I did enjoy Clegg taking advantage of the recent poll that has put them in second place, noting that the only choice is between the Tories and Lib Dems at the ballotbox and that Labour is "finished".
Note: This was posted before PMQs finished because I got bored listening to Brown's voice.