The Development Minister put on a therapy class for Opposition MPs which included laughing at the Home Secretary.
But many London Jews find it is too soon to speak of the horrific events in Israel, and are filled with sombre forebodings.
The Labour leader refused to be put off by a protester, and went on to give a masterclass in the higher priggery.
For all the Shadow Chancellor’s efforts to pose as the voice of fiscal discipline, pressure for higher spending from her colleagues and party continue to add up.
It would be unfair to accuse Davey, the Lib Dem leader, of being dull: that is part of his task as he works out his election manifesto.
The voters most disgusted by the behaviour of the outgoing MP, Nadine Dorries, are disgusted by the other parties too, and will not vote.
The Shadow Climate Change Secretary has not been forgiven by some in the Labour Party for his conduct as its leader.
Voters are angered by the Ultra Low Emissions Zone which the Labour Mayor of London is imposing on them.
Dowden and Rayner traded flouts and jeers, and nobody supposed this was a day when any serious work would be done.
She insists that fiscal responsibility will take priority, but if Labour take power the pressure on her to raise more taxes will be immense.
The may do so by concentrating on “the unsexy stuff that people care about”, which include dog mess, potholes and parking.
Labour MPs watched Starmer with the anxious air of primary school parents whose child has been miscast in the nativity play.
Many former Labour supporters may decide on 4th May that the Conservatives, led now by a Hindu PM, are a better bet.
When British politics falls into the hands of trendy university graduates, the working class looks to untrendy leaders – Thatcher, Johnson – for salvation.
He describes the authoritarian and grossly under-reported way in which our future MPs, and ministers, are being chosen.