United Kingdom opposition leader denies calling PM May 'stupid woman'

United Kingdom opposition leader denies calling PM May 'stupid woman'

United Kingdom opposition leader denies calling PM May 'stupid woman'

Earlier, Corbyn had accused May of running down the clock to the March 2019 Brexit deadline in a "shameful attempt to make her own bad deal look the lesser of two evils".

Jeremy Corbyn's comments were received similarly to those from Mr Bercow, and the opposition leader has since released a statement on the comment.

"As far as I'm aware he was saying "stupid people" in regard to what was going on in the chamber", the spokesman told Sky News.

After months of warring over Brexit, MPs in the governing Conservative Party were united in condemnation of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who was accused of muttering that May was a "stupid woman".

UK Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has appeared to call Prime Minister Theresa May a "stupid woman" in parliament, sparking furious scenes in the House of Commons.

Bercow, who has himself been accusing of bullying and using abusive language, said he would also look at video evidence and seek professional advice on the alleged incident.

But Tory MPs said they did not believe Mr Corbyn and said he must apologise.

But the Speaker faced yet more anger from the benches with the MP for Chelmsford Vicky Ford telling: "I have heard the words stupid woman being used in this chamber about myself and I'm afraid I've heard it from yourself in the Speakers chair".

He said the "stupid people" remark was a response to "the attempt to belittle what is being discussed" on Brexit, adding: "This is a national crisis".

Mr Corbyn had clashed with the prime minister over her Brexit deal, calling her decision last week to delay a vote on it a "deeply cynical manoeuvre" from a "failing" prime minister.

Meanwhile 2004 X Factor victor Steve Brookstein said: "Years of labour pushing snowflake politics 'you can't this and you can't say that" is coming home to roost.

The Prime Minister has also dismissed calls for a second European Union referendum.

Mr Bercow said he had already dealt with that matter.

Today, the likes of TV presenter Kirstie Allsopp, West Wing actor Rob Lowe and DailyMail.com US Editor-at-Large Piers Morgan all tore into Mr Corbyn.

Former minister Anna Soubry suggested Mr Bercow would be more inclined to take action if the words had been uttered by a Conservative frontbencher at a female Labour MP. "So Mr Speaker, can we please have an apology, draw a line against this and move on".

Tory MP Caroline Johnson said the issue had caused "significant upset" and asked when the Speaker would respond.

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