PM has at­tended just one ques­tion ses­sion

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - NEWS -

Boris John­son has at­tended just one prime min­is­ter’s ques­tion ses­sion since mov­ing into Down­ing Street in July, the low­est num­ber for a new PM in 29 years.

The prime min­is­ter has man­aged to evade the weekly Wed­nes­day grilling due to sum­mer re­cess, an un­law­ful pro­ro­ga­tion, the Tory con­fer­ence and a se­cond le­gal pro­ro­ga­tion last night.

Theresa May at­tended three PMQs in her first 77 days, Gor­don Brown four, David Cameron eight, Tony Blair nine and John Ma­jor 17.

Mr John­son has,

“He has lost all au­thor­ity and cred­i­bil­ity”

how­ever, held two “peo­ple’s prime min­is­ter’s ques­tions” on his Face­book page since tak­ing of­fice, al­low­ing view­ers to ask ques­tions di­rectly.

Aberdeen North MP Kirsty Black­man said Mr John­son was “duck­ing and div­ing scru­tiny at every op­por­tu­nity”.

The SNP deputy leader said: “It is stag­ger­ing and shame­ful that since be­com­ing Prime Min­is­ter in July, he has only ap­peared in Par­lia­ment for PMQs just once.

“That marks a far cry from his Vote Leave days of ‘tak­ing back con­trol’ – it looks in­creas­ingly like he is squat­ting in 10 Down­ing Street.

“To add to his sole ap­pear­ance at PMQs since July, Boris John­son has faced seven Par­lia­men­tary votes and has lost every sin­gle one of them.”

Ms Black­man added: “He has lost all au­thor­ity and cred­i­bil­ity.”

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