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Watch: Theresa May’s embarrassment after PMQs grandad gaffe

2 November 2016

12:34 PM

2 November 2016

12:34 PM

Poor old Theresa May. The Prime Minister did her best to try and share some good feeling with those on the opposite benches by congratulating Jeremy Corbyn on the birth of his grandchild. Although it seemed like a rare moment of kindness at PMQs, there was a problem: Corbyn isn’t a granddad. Instead, it was Conor McGinn, the MP for St Helens North , who did have some happy news last week when his wife gave birth to a baby which the brave MP even helped to deliver.

Still, Mr S is pleased to report that the PM did eventually manage to regain her composure and turn her gaffe into a jibe at Jeremy Corbyn. After she blamed the former chief whip Patrick McLoughlin for her blunder, she said that he did at least still have a job – unlike Labour’s former whip, Conor McGinn. Mr S suspects that after all this confusion, it might be the last time May tries to be nice at PMQs.


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