After centuries of practice, democracy still needs work

PMQs verdict: 750 years later... so much for democracy

The establishment wants to celebrate British democracy this week - but PMQs served to remind us exactly what's wrong with the current system.

  • Ed Miliband's final PMQs of 2014 contained hints the worst is behind him

    PMQs verdict: Finally, Miliband's long wait is over

    It's been a hellish 51 months for Ed Miliband. Ever since being elected as leader of the opposition he's faced periodic claims that he's just not very good at his job. Now, just when it matters most, the evidence from today's prime minister's questions suggests that's suddenly going to stop mattering.

  • The man in this picture later said he was wearing the snorkel "for health and safety reasons"

    Porn protest: It's politics, but not as we know it

    So this is what happens when ultra-liberal pro-porn protesters demonstrate against censorship by sitting on each others' faces.

  • Nigel Farage received help from an unlikely ally this lunchtime

    PMQs verdict: Playing into Ukip's hands

    There is deep disquiet in Westminster after this week's prime minister's questions, with MPs on both sides of the House speaking out against their party leaders for helping Ukip.

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