Prime Minister's Questions

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Prime Minister's Questions (often called PMQs) is a fucking waste of time United Kingdom House Of Commons tradition in which Members of Parliament, including the Leader of the Opposition, can shout to make a political point put questions to the sitting Prime Minister. [1]

It takes place every Wednesday at 12 and normally lasts for 30-40 minutes.


Opinions of PMQs are mixed amongst the British public. Many consider it to be an important part of British tradition. Others see it as important for democracy as it allows for heavy scrutiny of the Prime Minister.

Some have criticised it for childlike and noisy behaviour from MPs.[2] Others have also criticised MPs for attending PMQs whilst not showing up for important debates.