Politics live: Elgin Marbles and immigration raised at heated PMQs

The Prime Minister sparked a diplomatic row over the weekend that saw a backlash from his own MPs.
Rishi Sunak has been criticised for cancelling a meeting with the Greek Prime Minister.Rishi Sunak has been criticised for cancelling a meeting with the Greek Prime Minister.
Rishi Sunak has been criticised for cancelling a meeting with the Greek Prime Minister.

Rishi Sunak faced a difficult PMQs today following rows over the Elgin Marbles and the latest immigration figures.

Earlier MPs heard from the Scottish Secretary Alister Jack at Scottish Questions, while the Chancellor is now being grilled on the Autumn Statement by the Treasury Commitment.

Asked about the worst drop in household income ever, the Chancellor says this parliament has had a once-in-a-century pandemic and an energy shock.

Challenged on forecasts that there is a 50 per cent chance of a recession next year, Mr Hunt says forecasters were wrong about one happening this year.

Asked if he'll freeze fuel duty, which the Chancellor always does, Jeremy Hunt insists it's a temporary freeze, and plans will be announced next year.

Happy to offer good odds on him not freezing it again, and then, if you're interested, I've also got a bridge to sell.

Hi all, I'm afraid I'm now off to speak with an MP about what's going on in the SNP, which you can read all about it in tomorrow's Scotsman.

Thanks for sticking with us today, and have a lovely evening.

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