Advanced search

Like a patient schoolmaster, Corbyn teaches the Tories how to do grown-up politics (Videos)

(3 Posts)
blacksunday Fri 06-Nov-15 12:07:47

This is why we need 21st Century politics:


If Jeremy Corbyn was a teacher leading a school trip, he would have stopped the bus and told the louts on the back seat to behave themselves, or walk home.

As he attempted to conduct his half of Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday, the Labour leader regularly had to stop and wait while Tory backbenchers hollered, brayed, barracked and made unearthly noises to shout him down. More than once, he used his now-legendary “side eye”.

Both Corbyn and the House of Commons Speaker, John Bercow, had to remind MPs what the actual point is of PMQs – namely that questions are asked to the prime minister, which he then answers. Occasionally the barrage of noise went on for so long that by the time he could hear himself think, the PM seemed to have forgotten what he was supposed to be thinking about. In one cringe-making exchange his mind had gone so blank that all he could do was roll out a wincing pun on the name Marx, that had clearly been constructed by the Downing Street bad joke committee.

This edited clip gives a flavour of what Corbyn was up against:

squidzin Sat 07-Nov-15 10:17:30

Urgh "I give you top Marks" just euuurgh. All that groaning and jeering. They make me sick that bunch of Tory cunts!

Corbyn rocks. I have shameless love for him grin

blacksunday Sat 07-Nov-15 11:48:35


Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: