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[WATCH] Did Jeremy Corben call Theresa May a "stupid woman"?

20 December 2018 8:49 AM
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Theresa May
Jeremy Corben

Many are outraged at Corben's sexism while critics say this is a distraction from the Brexit issue at hand.

In the UK Parliament on Wednesday, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corben muttered something under his breath after a spat with Prime Minister Theresa May about Brexit.

Conservative Party MPs were up in arms believing he called May a "stupid woman".

The Speaker of the House of Commons had not heard the comment and brought in lip readers to ascertain what was said. He did not feel the results were conclusive.

Corben refused to apologise, saying he had uttered "stupid people". He stated that he

Many took to social media saying this was a Tory distraction from the pressing Brexit issue at hand. Others argued that Corben's sexist language was unacceptable.

Watch the clip below and judge for yourself:

The #stupidwoman began trending on Twitter soon after the incident with differing views being expressed.

Take a listen to Barbs' Wire with this and other trending stories below:


20 December 2018 8:49 AM
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Jeremy Corben

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