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A sign of how (dis)(un)interested Labour MPs are in the Queen's Speech

5pm update: A Conservative MP calls to tell me that one of his astounded colleagues counted the number of Labour MPs present as just 127 out of 350.


Below is a screen grab of the Labour benches at the opening of business this afternoon, for the debate on the Queen's Speech.

Usually the chamber is packed and with standing room only for this occasion; but look at all the empty places on the Labour benches... they've given up the ghost already.

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From 3pm or thereabouts I will be live-blogging David Cameron's response to the speech.

Jonathan Isaby


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