Watch Jeremy Corbyn call out the Tory MP who hides behind benches to ‘hurl abuse’ in parliament

Jeremy Corbyn and Christopher Pitcher

Jeremy Corbyn called out Conservative MP Christopher Pincher at Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) on 17 October:

Mr Speaker, it’s very strange the way a member every week hides behind the gallery there in order to shout and hurl abuse.

Pincher appears to like sitting on the steps and heckling the Labour leader, away from the view of the Speaker:

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As seen in the video above, Pincher seemed to be interrupting and heckling Corbyn from the same spot the week before. And other Conservative MPs jeered along with him, as though PMQs is some kind of pantomime.

On social media, people pointed out that Corbyn consistently faces a huge volume of shouting from Conservative MPs:

“Tory party’s interests first”

Corbyn had been trying to hold the prime minister to account over Brexit. Over the shouting of Conservative MPs, he said:

Mr Speaker, the prime minister and her government are clearly too weak and too divided to protect people’s jobs or our economy or ensure there is no hard border in Northern Ireland. So the prime minister has a choice. She can continue to put the Tory party’s interests first. Or she could listen to unions and businesses and put the interest of Britain first. Which is it to be?

May responded by plugging unemployment figures rather than even mentioning Brexit. Every week at PMQs, May dodges pretty much every question while Conservative MPs shout down Corbyn.

So the Labour leader was quite right to call out Pincher for hiding from the speaker and hurling what Corbyn called “abuse”. What on earth is the man doing?

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