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Cameron's fast thinking pays off at first PMQs

Michael Crick | 15:20 UK time, Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Two quick observations on David Cameron's first performance at Prime Minister's Questions.

First, he seemed very nervous to start, and I could see his hands very visibly shaking from my vantage position directly above.

Second, Cameron has very few notes. Whereas Tony Blair and Gordon Brown had thick ring-binders of notes and possible replies, the new PM has only a thin sheaf of papers, and had nothing at all during his exchanges with Harriet Harman.

He seems to rely a lot more on memory and thinking on his feet, with some success against Harman (though I thought she performed better than normal).



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