MEMBERS of Parliament could not have had more of a summer holiday vibe at Prime Minister’s Question time if they burst into a spontaneous chorus of “we’re all going on a summer holiday”.
Instead Cliff Richard’s other hit “Congratulations” actually got an airing from the backbenches in one of the more surreal moments of already weird few weeks in British politics.
After months of tearing strips off each other, resigning, briefing and arguing there was a real sense in the Commons that this lot could not wait to get away and not see each other for six weeks.
But say what you like about Theresa May, you cannot fault her tenacity.
After ten days of all out civil war in the Conservative Party, the Prime Minister has the day from hell before she can put her feet up.
First PMQs, then a two hour grilling from Parliament’s 20 most powerful backbenchers before finally facing the music at by trying to rally her warring MPs at the Tory 1922 Committee.
And it will come as no surprise to regular watchers of these bouts that there was not very much to bother the PM from Jeremy Corbyn in the first showdown.
Mr Corbyn did his usual scattergun approach asking asking wooden scripted questions – a smorgasbord of useless.
But what will worry the PM was powerful Brexiteer after powerful Brexiteer lining up to slay her negotiations with Brussels.
“When did Brexit mean Remain” asked Andrea Jenkyn, who resigned last month.
“What are you doing about No Deal,” asked Steve Baker, who resigned last week.
And even David Davis got in on the act, reminding the PM that although he too walked out of Government he is going to be a thorn in her side.
The summer holidays cannot come soon enough but Theresa May’s problems are not going very far away.
FINAL SCORE Theresa May 5 – 1 Jeremy Corbyn