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Wednesday, 17 July 2024 – 20:16

Corbyn denies calling Theresa May ‘stupid woman’ at PMQs

The Labour leader has denied calling Prime Minister Theresa May ‘stupid woman’ after he appeared to mutter the words during a clash at PMQs on Wednesday. Multiple Conservative MPs alleged that he muttered the “misogynistic” remark in the last PMQs of 2018 in response to the Prime Minister during what has been described as pantomime exchanges.

The Labour leader has come under fire after videos of the alleged remarks spread on social media.



Mr Corbyn has faced calls to apologise, with Lib Dems MP Wera Hobhouse saying: “It is time Jeremy Corbyn left the 1980s behind.”

A few hours following the incident, Mr Corbyn told MPs;

“During PMQs today I referred to those who I believe were seeking to turn a debate about the national crisis facing our country into a pantomime as ‘stupid people’.

“I did not use the words ‘stupid woman’ about the prime minister or anyone else and am completely opposed to the use of sexist or misogynist language in absolutely any form at all.”

The row erupted during the last PMQs of 2018 on Wednesday, with just 100 days until the UK is scheduled to exit the European Union.


Cover Photo Credit: YouTube/RevolutionBahrainMC under Creative Commons Attribution licence Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)

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