Corbyn under fire after mouthing ‘stupid woman’ at Theresa May
Jeremy Corbyn has become embroiled in a sexism row after he appeared to call Theresa May a “stupid woman” following a fiery exchange at Prime Minister’s Questions.
The Labour leader was accused by MPs of using “misogynistic language” after he appeared to mouth the insult at Mrs May in the House of Commons.
The Telegraph reports that footage of the incident, captured on video cameras stationed around the chamber, came after Mrs May attacked the Labour leader over his handling of Brexit, claiming that even his own MPs were unimpressed.
Minutes after making the comments, Mr Corbyn hurriedly left the Commons as Conservative MPs lined up to condemn his remarks.
They included Brandon Lewis, the Conservative Party chairman, who described the comments as “shocking” and “unacceptable in any environment”.
He also got under fire from one of his own MPs. The Independent reports that Stella Creasy, a Labour backbencher, tweeted: “This is not ok. PMQs is a hotbed of emotions but I hope that Jeremy will accept this kind of behaviour isn’t his normal good nature or what we expect of progressive men.”
The controversy was raised within minutes at prime minister’s questions, with Ms May herself asked if she believed the remark was “appropriate”.