It is, for me, an utter disgrace that Hansard, supposedly the official record of everything that is said in the House of Commons (and Lords) can actually be doctored, altered and whitewashed to protect an Minister who so out of his depth started shouting abuse across the chamber in manner so unbefitting a Minister that it must have been an embarrassment even to his Labour colleagues.
What was clear to me from watching Ed Balls reaction to David Cameron was that he was not saying "so weak" , he was clearly, in my view repeating "so what" to Mr Cameron as he pointed out that the tax burden, under Labour, is at an all time high. I'm no fan of David Cameron, but he clearly won the debate with his retort that since Mr Balls is "Minister for children, he doesn't have to behave like one".
The sad thing is though that Hansard reports Ed Balls to have said "So weak" and not "So what", despite a number of people hearing him say clearly "so what", including those in the public gallery.
You have to ask if Hansard is there to tell us what happened or if it is there to report what the government would have liked to see happen. As usual, the speaker has shown himself to be absolutely useless in this matter, but then what else do you expect from him.