Jeremy Corbyn handed ‘big girl’s blouse’ after PM jibe

Mr Corbyn was handed a blouse this morning

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn was presented with a pink patterned shirt as he left his home this morning, following the Prime Minister referring to him as a "big girl's blouse".

As the two leaders came to blows during Prime Minister's Questions yesterday, Mr Corbyn labelled the PM as "absolutely desperate to avoid scrutiny" over his plans to suspend Parliament.

In response, Mr Johnson threw up his arms and seemed to call out: "Call an election, you great big girl's blouse."

This morning, a reporter from The Sun brandished the size 20 Marks and Spencer’s shirt while waiting outside the Labour leader’s north London home in a nod to the remark.

A reporter attempted to hand the shirt to the opposition leader

A bemused Mr Corbyn did a double take when he spotted the shirt and an aide blocked it from being handed to him.

The comments that sparked the gift came amid a series of frantic debates since MPs returned to Parliament this week.

Members of the opposition and Tory rebels voted against the government to seize control of the Commons timetable and pass a Bill aimed at blocking no-deal Brexit.

The defeat prompted Mr Johnson to oust 21 rebels from the party, and table a motion for an early general election.

However, his plans for an early election were thwarted, as hundreds of MPs abstained from the vote, meaning it did not gain the necessary two-thirds majority.

Mr Corbyn said he would back a general election once the prospect of a no-deal Brexit was off the table.

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