Betfair have a market up onÂ What will be Ed Miliband’s First Question in this week’s PMQs. These were the odds at 11pm last night.
Including today’s PMQs, there are four PMQs left before the general election, the one in a fortnight’s time will be drowned out by the budget that follows on from that, and the final one will be during Â the defacto election campaign.
The reality is Ed Miliband only has two PMQs left to land a blow on the Prime Minister and reverse the apparent Tory lead in the polls that we are currently seeing, and one of those opportunities is today.
I think Ed will go for immigration.Â In April 2011, David Cameron vowedÂ to get it [immigration] down to â€œtens of thousands â€¦ â€œno ifs, no butsâ€.
Last week the official figures were released and they showed, not tens of thousands, but 298,000 net migrants, so it appears to be an open goal for Ed, and there’s no plausible way for Dave to defend himself from attacks on this topic.