But Starmer, her new admirer, wore the complacent expression of a man who is 20 points ahead in the polls.
Flynn, for the Scots Nats, dared to speak without notes: an example too rarely followed by other MPs.
Sunak agreed with Rees-Mogg and Davis that bank accounts must not be denied to anyone for exercising their lawful right to free speech.
Nor does the PM show any sign of knowing how to keep his followers’ spirits up during the conquest of inflation.
The Speaker and the leader of the Scots Nats both rebuked Sunak for giving irrelevant and frivolous non-answers.
The Deputy Prime Minister, who has prepared Tory leaders since Howard for PMQs, at last stepped into the limelight himself.
The Prime Minister showed the resilience indistinguishable from shamelessness which all PMs require.
The two leaders preached to the converted by trading exaggerated insults.
Labour MPs watched Starmer with the anxious air of primary school parents whose child has been miscast in the nativity play.
It’s remarkable the Nationalist hierarchy thought it could get away with not saying how many eligible voters there were in the leadership contest.
Neither Starmer nor Flynn was able to spoil the PM’s day.
The Ukrainian President transformed the atmosphere at Westminster, uniting past British heroes with the present heroes fighting to evict his country’s invaders.
The PM demonstrated his capacity for counter-attack, and neither Starmer nor Flynn managed to disconcert him.
The first and best allies of the campaign for independence have always been pro-UK politicians who think they can buy it off.
Flynn, the new SNP leader, has more brio than Blackford and could soon outshine Starmer.