PMQs began with a St Andrew’s Day love-in as the big T, the chief comrade and the head Nat all wished everyone here and anywhere else for that matter the very nicest of saint’s days.

But that’s where the camaraderie ended as in the ensuing economic ding-dong Jezza misheard the PM, which unleashed a put-down of Thatcherite proportions.

The head girl defended her government's economic plan and cited positive claims from that bastion of international economic prudence, the International Monetary Fund, following criticism from the Labour leader.

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In response, the hairy Leftie accused the top Tory of selectively quoting the IFS - the Institute for Fiscal Studies - as he claimed those people who were "just getting by”, the JAMs, were “suffering all the pain for no gain".

Her voice cracking and once again spookily sounding like the Iron Lady, the PM rose to delight the Tory berserkers behind her by declaring: “Given that you can't differentiate between the IMF and the IFS, it's probably a good job you're sitting there and I'm standing here."

Unfazed, Jezza continued his attack, particularly on the lack of any new money to tackle the social care crisis in England, but from the look on Labour MPs’ faces his performance fell well short; not even a mention of cake and eating it.

With a 16-point lead in the middle of all the Brexit flak, one could be forgiven for thinking that Mother Theresa regards her weekly grilling by the chief comrade as something of a cakewalk.

It was left to the SNP champion to focus minds on the tragedy that is Syria and the terrible plight of the poor people of Aleppo. Angus Robertson made a heartfelt plea to the PM for her to do everything humanly possible to help the plight of the Syrians, who were experiencing a "descent into hell."

The top Tory agreed the situation in Aleppo was “horrific” but effectively admitted there was little the UK could do except to press the Russians to end the bombing and the carnage.

Conservative backbencher Fiona Bruce then mentioned how as Christmas approached many Christians were “now worried, even fearful, about mentioning their faith in public”.

The church-going premier insisted: “Our Christian heritage is something we can all be proud of,” and said people should feel able to speak about their faith and also "feel able to speak quite freely about Christmas”.

For the sake of the besieged of Aleppo, we can only hope that the season of goodwill somehow finds a way into Syria.