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:

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?

Get Involved!

– Support us so we can keep holding the powerful to account.

Featured image via James Wright/ Twitter

We need your help ...

The coronavirus pandemic is changing our world, fast. And we will do all we can to keep bringing you news and analysis throughout. But we are worried about maintaining enough income to pay our staff and minimal overheads.

Now, more than ever, we need a vibrant, independent media that holds the government to account and calls it out when it puts vested economic interests above human lives. We need a media that shows solidarity with the people most affected by the crisis – and one that can help to build a world based on collaboration and compassion.

We have been fighting against an establishment that is trying to shut us down. And like most independent media, we don’t have the deep pockets of investors to call on to bail us out.

Can you help by chipping in a few pounds each month?

The Canary Support us

Comments are closed