Keith Weir on PMQs wins and losses

December 2, 2009

Gordon Brown fended off some familiar darts from Conservative leader David Cameron about the recession during prime minister’s questions on Wednesday, says Reuters UK chief correspondent Keith Weir.

Brown also spoke about Afghanistan after the prime minister confirmed on Monday that Britain would send an extra 500 soldiers to Afghanistan, bringing the UK troop level to about 10,000. The U.S. said on Tuesday it will increase its troop levels by 30,000 to about 100,000.

Was there a winner in the Wednesday session?

Watch Weir’s analysis here:


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There are no winners amongst British politicians. Just a bunch of poseurs regurgitating the same clapped-out nonsense we have heard countless times before.

Posted by Jason | Report as abusive

We hear the Government and particularly the Prime Minister saying that the economy and the Afghan war will involve tough decsions. Its tough for the ruled but not for the rulers. Isn’t it about time thay gave up something to help pay for debts and the war.

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