By far the best question at Prime Minister's Questions today was based on a formula. Wrexham MP Ian lucas brilliantly reworked and delivered the question based on the formula in my book 'How to be an MP'. He asked,
'On the question of a European referendum, is it the policy of the Prime Minister to be
indecisive, or is he not sure?'
It is based on the model question asked by Nick Ainger to John Major two days after John Redwood’s bid to oust Major as leader of the Tory Party failed. It was the topical issue that was the sure-fire way to grab the attention of a noisy distracted House.
Given the description by John Redwood of the Prime Minister’s leadership as ‘uncertainty based on indecision’
Is it the job of the Deputy Prime Minister now to take the decisions?