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Anger in UK parliament as Corbyn accused of calling May 'stupid woman'

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And Corbyn is sooooo right!!!

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I watched the video a couple of times, and it seems to me it could have been 'stupid woman' directed at Mrs May, or 'stupid people' directed at the people whooping' and hollerin' at Mrs May's pantomime frivolity.

I'm no lip-reader.

But what does it matter? He didn't say it out loud, and surely the expression on his face was way more eloquent than his inaudible words.

Let's assume it was 'stupid woman'. People are getting all upset about him calling May a woman. Well, duh, she is a woman. There's nothing insulting in calling a woman a woman. I'm a woman, and I've been called much, much worse...

The real problem here surely is (should be) the 'stupid' bit. The rules of etiquette in the House are very strict; one Honourable Member is not allowed to call another Honourable Member a bastard, a blackguard, a coward, deceptive, dodgy, drunk, a git, a guttersnipe, a hooligan, a hypocrite, an idiot, an ignoramus, a liar, a pipsqueak, a rat, a swine, a stoolpigeon, a tart, a traitor, a sod, slimy or a wart. Accusations of 'crooked deals' are also considered unparliamentary language.

No ruling so far on stupid.

Let the debate get back to discussion of the stupid Brexit deal.

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Do Brits need this stupid diversion at this critical time? Me thinks some people protest too much.

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It did appear to me at first to be stupid woman but that may have been what I was expecting. I saw it a few times more but with stupid people in my head and it seemed to fit too.

Guess i will never be a lip reader.

But frankly it seems implausible that someone would mutter ‘stupid people’ in that context.

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Last week her government spent 100,000 pounds of taxpayer money on Facebook adverts to ordinary people promoting the Brexit deal she was too afraid to allow a parliament vote on.

That sounds like a stupid woman to me.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

He should have said:

Mr. Speaker, might I suggest that the Prime Minister is being economical with her mental faculties?

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@Ascissor

Nice one. Insults should be classy in parliament. Here’s a beauty from the archives:

“The hon. Member has been a Member of the House for quite a long time now. It is really time for him to try to let the nicer side of his nature emerge. It is not necessary that every time he rises he should give his famous imitation of a semi-house-trained polecat.”

Michael Foot

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Yawn.

Meanwhile, the Foreign Office has been caught funding an MI5-linked troll army that has smeared Corbyn and anyone else it disagrees with, using a former spy planted in the Bernie Saunders campaign.

https://inews.co.uk/news/politics/foreign-office-investigates-institute-statecraft-attack-jeremy-corbyn-labour/

Integrity Initiative

https://sputniknews.com/analysis/201812131070655802-integrity-initiative-intelligence-disinformation/

The wall of filth is astonshing yet Corbyn still enjoys great popularity in the UK, particularly among young people.

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@Ex_Res

Yes. I liked the fact that Corbyn pulled the Labour Party back to the left. It’s healthy for those on the left to have a left wing party to vote for. He proved there is an appetite for it.

As a leader, he carries a lot of baggage and couldn’t organize a piss-up in a brewery. He’s also a top class ranter but not great on detail.

A more focused and capable person leading the Labour Party would see them miles ahead in the polls. The Tories have been pathetic for years.

Corbyn must carry some of the the blame for the fact that the electorate aren’t convinced.

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"Let the debate get back to discussion of the stupid Brexit deal."

It's not only a stupid deal, it's the worst deal in British history. May is a disaster.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Corbyn under new taunts, May's ongoing duress shows.

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Very much like American politicians, in their willingness to accept any trivial distraction as an excuse to avoid debating the real and serious issues before them.

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Well, duh, she is a woman. There's nothing insulting in calling a woman a woman. I'm a woman, and I've been called much, much worse...

The real problem here surely is (should be) the 'stupid' bit.

Actually the problem word is the use of "woman" - that is what is being discussed in the UK media and why Corbyn has got himself a bit tied up in exactly what word he used.

Yes, she is a woman, and the expression, "stupid man" could also be used. But largely, the use of "woman" or similar is more often attached to women than men. Imagine how much greater the fuss would have been if Diane Abbot (the opposition Home Secretary) had been called a 'stupid black woman' - would anyone defend that on the grounds that she is both black and a woman? Of course not.

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The world has gone totally mad when you can't call a stupid woman a stupid woman.

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Corbyn admits to calling May stupid, but not to calling May a woman.

Seeing as May undeniably fits in the first category, but only allegedly fits in the second one, he deserves the benefits of the doubt.

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Looks like Jezza is telling porkies here.

Playground stuff.

Take your lead from the House of Lords were most are senile or completely rat-arsed and don’t know what the debate is about.

Much more civilised.

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Has the UK seen trumps twitter account? A lot of name throwing going around on that. And google search results for "stupid" doesn't roll out pages of her face...I think the UK has a lot more to worry about right now than some silly name calling.

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.I think the UK has a lot more to worry about right now than some silly name calling.

Yeah, the idea of a no deal Brexit or a Corbyn goverment both come to mind.

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Who cares.

I'm sure an awful lot worse has been said in the U.K parliament and by U.K politicians in general over the years.

Focus on what matters.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

https://twitter.com/BBCNews/status/1075516211486691328

Comedy gold. John Bercow reminded me of John Cleese's in A fish called Wanda (the classic overblown apology). Pretentious & convoluted nonsense from all. No wonder brexit's a mess.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

What cleo said.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

May certainly appears to be stupid and she is also a woman. She has just found 2 billion from the magic money tree to be wasted on planning for a hard exit from the EU; meanwhile people are sleeping in shop doorways.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Although Corbin was never really Prime Minister material, I think that many people elected him as the main opposition leader to try to revamp the ailing Labour party.

He seems unable to do that. Pity really. Some of his ideas are really quite good.

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Let's assume it was 'stupid woman'. People are getting all upset about him calling May a woman. Well, duh, she is a woman. There's nothing insulting in calling a woman a woman. I'm a woman, and I've been called much, much worse...

Normally I would agree with you, but people are naturally going to hold Corbyn to his own standards. People are able to weaponise this only because it so blatantly violates the standards of the modern social justice left that he courts. This is more about hypocrisy than what was actually said.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

He did say and he was right in what he said - When Theresa May's Brexit plan is going to pieces after nearly two years of negotiating, change the topic.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

Theresa May and her Conservative government are disgraces. Corbyn is a good man with good policies. We could use someone like him in the US. (Much as I like Bernie, he shouldn’t run for President again, IMO.)

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He did call her a stupid woman, which is disrespectful and against parliamentary rules. Instead of apologising Corbyn just denies it, he has no shame. All his cult members have been on social media denying the evidence that shows he said it.

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