Labour leader Corbyn apprears to mouth 'stupid woman' after exchange with PM May

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Published on December 19, 2018 - Duration: 00:31s

Labour leader Corbyn apprears to mouth 'stupid woman' after exchange with PM May

The UK Labour leader appeared to mouth "stupid woman" after the prime minister said Jeremy Corbyn threatened but then didn't follow through on a no confidence vote.

The Labour party later said that Corbyn had used the phrase "stupid people".

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Labour leader Corbyn apprears to mouth 'stupid woman' after exchange with PM May

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The leader of Britain's opposition Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn, became the latest British politician to get lip-readers scrambling when he appeared to mouth the words "stupid woman" after a lively exchange in parliament with Prime Minister Theresa May.

Corbyn's remark was captured by television cameras after the question-and-answer session that British leaders have to endure every Wednesday.

Corbyn had been peppering May with hostile questions about her decision last week to postpone a vital parliamentary vote on a long-awaited divorce deal with the European Union.

In reply, May had suggested Corbyn might not enjoy the support of his own lawmakers over the EU and, taking a well-worn line from Christmas pantomimes, said: "I've got some advice for the right honorable gentleman - look behind you (...) They are not impressed and neither is the country!" Corbyn then shook his head and appeared to mutter "stupid woman" under his breath.

A spokesman for the opposition Labour party said Corbyn's comment was to the wider situation in the House of Commons and its pantomine, adding that Corbyn had said "stupid people".

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