My intention was to write a PMQs verdict today, as I do every week.
My intention was to watch the Hillsborough statement first, and then get back to work.
But after the powerful statements, first from David Cameron and then Ed Miliband, and then the debate that followed, that seems quite inadequate and inappropriate. Both men did themselves a great service today with their powerful words on the true horror of Hillsborough. Neither seemed to shirk from the failure of politicians on all sides of the house to find the truth before now. Neither pulled their punches about the shocking severity of today’s report either.
And it was brutal, visceral, nauseating and distressing. And it was a credit to the commons.
But write about PMQs after watching that? Maybe later, because right now, the politicking of an hour ago seems so small, when faced with the hour that came after…