Jeremy Corbyn asked a zinger that left Theresa May ‘fuming’ at Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) on 13 June.
In PMQs, Corbyn referred to Boris Johnson’s recent leaked private dinner conversation in which he suggested Donald Trump would handle Brexit better than his boss, Theresa May. The Labour leader asked:
Mr Speaker, when the prime minister met President Donald Trump last week, did she do as the foreign secretary suggested and ask him to take over the Brexit negotiations?
While MPs from both the Labour and Conservative backbenches erupted with laughter, May appeared to be less than impressed. Sitting a few seats across from the prime minister, foreign secretary Boris Johnson was also laughing.
Watch the exchange here (starting at 0:35):
Jeremy Corbyn: "When the Prime Minister met Donald Trump last week, did she do what the Foreign Secretary suggested and ask him to take over the Brexit negotiations?'"#BojoTheClown pic.twitter.com/HVdPZsNC93
— C0RBYNAT0R (@Corbynator2) June 13, 2018
People on Twitter were quick to react:
Oh, Jeremy Corbyn! That was brilliant: "when she met President Trump last week did she do what Boris Johnson asked and ask him to take over the Brexit negotiations?" Huge laughter + May looks absolutely fuming #PMQs
— Liam Young (@liamyoung) June 13, 2018
— Evolve Politics (@evolvepolitics) June 13, 2018
Priceless. She was fuming 😤 😏
— Louise 4 the left Ⓥ #PCPEU #JC9 #AllLivesMatter (@PoLiTiCsPunked_) June 13, 2018
She wasn’t happy with that one 😂😂
— MaryJoCrawford (@MaryJoMcManus) June 13, 2018
Boris smirking like a naughty schoolboy
— Jonesy (@Chrisjones45Cj) June 13, 2018
"Corbyn’s best PMQs in months, May’s worst. His questions were precision targeted, and he followed them up. Her answers were vague, and she sounded rattled."
That's from The Sun, folks. 😲
Need my medication and a lie down. #PMQs
— Briefcase Michael (@BriefcaseMike) June 6, 2018
While Corbyn’s question about Brexit and Trump was met with widespread laughter, it also highlighted the government’s continued lack of unity on Brexit. And it came just a day after May had to see off a Conservative rebellion on Brexit by making a series of concessions. No wonder the PM didn’t like it.
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