Corbyn denies calling May a ‘stupid woman’

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Britain’s Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has been forced to deny calling Prime Minister Theresa May a “stupid woman” in the House of Commons, sparking a heated row over misogyny.

Television cameras picked up Mr Corbyn saying something under his breath after Mrs May likened his attempt to force a confidence vote in her earlier this week to a Christmas pantomine.

The incident sparked a furious debate in the Commons, with Conservative Party MPs demanding Mr Corbyn be brought back to apologise.

After being asked to return and address MPs, he denied using the sexist phrase.

Mr Corbyn said: “I referred to those who I believe were seeking to turn a debate about the national crisis facing our country into a pantomime as ‘stupid people’.

“I did not use the words ‘stupid woman’ about the Prime Minister or anyone else, and am completely opposed to the use of sexist or misogynist language in absolutely any form at all.”