It was during the traditional question time in the british house of commons as a hot replikskifte if Brexit took place between the leader of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May.
Corbyn demanded earlier in the week a vote of no confidence on the prime minister, but never went so far as to require a vote on the entire government – something that would be required to trigger a governmental crisis. May accused, therefore, Corbyn to engage in empty threats and utspelspolitik:
" I know it is christmas time and time for pantomime (a type of comic musical theatre, common in the Uk, DN:s note). He shall require a vote of no confidence – oh yes, it shall he, o no, that shall he not..! I have a piece of advice. Take a look behind you on the benches. No one is impressed, and it is not the country either!
in a very british way and led to the rumbling laughter from the Toryledamöterna. It was also the last in the exchange, so Corbyn could not respond to the May. In video images is visible, however, that he is muttering something, when the microphone is on.
But what does he say? ”Stupid woman” – the ”stupid woman”, considered the many users of social media, which quickly gained resonance on the conservative side of the house. https://twitter.com/Steven_Swinford/status/1075366661602140160
Toryledamoten Paul Scully addressed a direct question to Theresa May.
this year we celebrate that it is 100 years since women got the right to vote. Do you think that it is an appropriate use of language to call people ”stupid woman” in this house?
something startled out – probably because she missed the debate on social media – but when someone shouted ”Corbyn” to her, she understood quickly what it was.
" I think all in the house of commons ought to agree that women should be welcomed in this house, and not least against the background of the 100-year anniversary, and that one should use an appropriate language when addressed to the female members here, said May dry.
Corbyn left shortly after the hall, without responding to the growing criticism from regeringssidan.
said later on onsdagseftermiddagen to the Guardian reporter Heather Stewart to Corbyn refuses to have said ”stupid woman”, and that he in fact should have said ”stupid people” (the”stupid people”) – something that he did not believe that they have to apologize for. https://twitter.com/GuardianHeather/status/1075379904076754944
A part twittrare with the likes of Corbyn seemed to accept and believe in the declaration. The BBC's reporter Tim Johns, had the famous slagverksvirtuosen Evelyn Glennie see the clip. Glennie is deaf and a trained läppläsare, and she is convinced that Corbyn just said ”stupid woman”.
the speaker of the british house of commons John Bercow declared on Wednesday that neither he nor his associate had seen or heard Corbyn heard the comment. He promised to take part of video and later take a position on the labour leader deserves a reprimand or not.