Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘nice old grandpa act’ blasted on Question Time as he’s berated over abuse of Jewish MPs

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JEREMY Corbyn was blasted for his “nice old grandpa act” on Question Time last night.

The Labour leader was berated for how he had handled anti-Semitism in the party and how Jewish MPs had faced abuse.

One viewer blasted Jeremy Corbyn's 'nice old grandpa act'
One viewer blasted Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘nice old grandpa act’
BBC
Jeremy Corbyn was laughed at when he claimed he would remain neutral during any future Brexit referendum
Jeremy Corbyn was laughed at when he claimed he would remain neutral during any future Brexit referendum
BBC

The most withering takedown of the night for Mr Corbyn came from a furious father, who accused him of allowing Jewish MP Ruth Smeeth to be heckled out of one of his press conferences in tears.

He said YouTube videos then show Mr Corbyn “chatting happily to that same heckler”.

The audience member said: “I don’t buy this nice old grandpa. I see that video and that tells me all I need to know and that terrifies me for my daughters as I see what you did. I think that is disgraceful.”

Reeling, Mr Corbyn said: “I ­simply say to you that bad behaviour, misogynism, racism in any form whatsoever is absolutely not acceptable in my party or in society.”

Smeeth resigned in June 2016 in protest of Mr Corbyn’s leadership.


In a disastrous night for the Labour Leader:

  • Mr Corbyn was laughed at as he clumsily tried to explain his muddled Brexit plan
  • He faced an onslaught of fury as he was called out for ‘misogynism’ and anti-Semitism in the party
  • Insisted there would not be a 2nd Scottish indyref in “early years” of his term
  • Was told by furious voters they don’t buy his “nice old grandpa” approach

The same audience member quipped back: “Why did you speak to that same heckler? Why do female MPs have to have bodyguards?”

The leftie boss also put his foot in it as he tried to clarify his confused position on Brexit – to laughter in the audience.

Asked if he would campaign for Remain or Leave, he claimed he was neutral – after dodging the question NINE times during Tuesday night’s debate.

He was met with a roar of laughter as he failed to answer yet again.

“I will adopt, as prime minister, if I am at the time, a neutral stance,” he said.

Host Fiona Bruce asked him again at the end of his grilling if he really will remain neutral on Brexit.

Unashamedly, he responded: “Yes, yes. You heard it here first on Question Time.”


Mr Corbyn also threw cold water on any suggestion Labour would offer the SNP an early second referendum on Scottish independence in exchange for an election pact.

He told the audience he did not see an indyref as a priority and would not have one in the “early years” of his term at No10.

He added: “We’re not doing any deals with any other parties… I’m fighting this election to win it for Labour and deliver an economy that works for all.”

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