UK’s Corbyn calls PM May a ‘stupid woman’

Arturo Kim
December 20, 2018

Tory lawmakers reacted with fury at the end of Theresa May's weekly question and answer session in Parliament after opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was accused of mouthing "stupid woman" at the prime minister.

Asked if she believed Mr Corbyn's denial, she said: 'I think he said stupid woman.

"He did not call her a stupid woman, so I don't think there are any grounds for an apology".

They reported that May was berating Juncker for apparently having called her Brexit plans "nebulous".

She told MPs on Monday: "Avoiding "no deal" is only possible if we can reach an agreement or if we abandon Brexit entirely".

Mrs May said that the government have been "very clear" on what it was doing on Brexit.

Quoting Conservative MP Sarah Wollaston, Mr Corbyn said threatening no deal was "an absolute disgrace".

"Look behind you", she jeered, pointing at rows of MPs.

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The Conservative stunt backfired, with many on social media standing up for both Speaker Bercow and Jeremy Corbyn, noting that had the opposition leader made the comments, they were fitting as Mrs.

Mr Boles said yesterday he would resign the party whip and vote against the government if there was a vote on a "no deal" Brexit.

We knew Prime Minister Theresa May was going to receive at the very least a chilly reception at Parliament following the vote of no confidence her party took in her last week.

In response to repeated requests to look at the evidence, Mr Bercow said: "I am happy to look at that evidence if that evidence exists".

Work and pensions secretary Amber Rudd said it would be important to find out the "will of Parliament" on how to proceed, while business secretary Greg Clark also appeared to back an indicative vote to find out what - if anything - MPs could support.

Philip Sagar, chairman of the Grantham and Stamford Conservative Association, says Mr Boles has gone too far in his remarks and there are already calls for his deselection.

The PM had some well-rehearsed fun with Jeremy Corbyn's recent tactics, and her "behind you" jibe that he should beware of his disgruntled troops struck home. Tory MPs, united in anger, forced the initially reluctant Speaker to review the footage.

No-one can really be said to have "won" or "lost" this encounter (except perhaps the Speaker) but for once some useful nuggets of information were exposed.

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