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Furious BACKLASH as Diane Abbott initially FAILS to address Corbyn's 'stupid woman' row

December 19, 2018 3:27 PM
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Furious BACKLASH as Diane Abbott initially FAILS to address Corbyn's 'stupid woman' row

SHADOW Home Secretary Diane Abbott has faced furious backlash by Tory MPs after Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was caught muttering “stupid woman” as he engaged in a fiery debate with Theresa May during Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday.

The apparent insult came after Prime Minister Theresa May said: “Look behind you. They’re not impressed and neither’s the country.” In Jan 1989, when an MP called Maria Fyfe a "stupid woman", Diane Abbott intervened on a point of order. Tory MP Daniel Kawczynski told he was in the gallery above Jeremy Corbyn with his 12-year- old daughter when Mr Corbyn made the alleged comments.

Mr Kawczynski said he was appalled to see the Labour leader make the comments.

He said: “It’s that pathetic misogynistic behaviour which leads too many young women being put off politics.”

But the Tory MP also said Ms Abbott “should have apologised”, adding: “She has strenuously campaigned to ensure there is an appropriate level of respect for all kinds of people.

“As a senior opposition spokeswoman, she should have apologised on behalf of the Labour Party.”

Mr Kawczynski concluded and said he was “very disappointed” with the way in which the situation was dealt with.

Evelyn Glennie, a famous percussionist who is deaf and can read lips, told the Jeremy Vine Show that she is "very certain" Mr Corbyn said the words "stupid woman".

Tory MP Andrew Bridgen also hit out at the Labour Party over the alleged comments.


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