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QT: Grandpa Corbyn

yesterday evening (friday 22nd), 7.05-7.08pm, on bbc 1 tv (partly repeated 10.33-10.34pm on newsnight on bbc 2 tv, from 0:03:25 to 0:04:15 at https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000bh81/newsnight-22112019)

question time: 2019 leaders special (presented by fiona bruce) includes …

[Ryan Jacobs:] “Mr Corbyn, I heard you talk about free speech and standing up for human rights, and I have two young daughters and what terrifies me is I look at some of the Labour MPs, some female Labour MPs, and the misogyny that’s happened in the Labour Party, they’ve been driven out of the party, I look at a video on youtube with Ruth Smeeth particularly (because I’m willing to give you the benefit of the doubt in terms of maybe people aren’t doing it in your name and not supported by you), and I look at a video of Ruth Smeeth online, where she was in a press conference with you, and they say that Ruth Smeeth a Jewish MP was heckled out of that press conference, it’s online it’s on youtube, and there you are at the end of the press conference chatting happily to that same heckler, I don’t buy this whole nice old grandpa, I see that video and that tells me all I need to know and I’m terrified for my daughters because I see what you do in that video and I don’t understand how you can say you stand up for human rights and free speech when that’s how you support a Labour MP at a Labour press conference, I think it’s disgraceful’.”

[Fiona Bruce:] “Under your leadership, Labour has become the second political party after the BNP to be investigated by the Equality and Human Rights Commission. How do you feel to be in that kind of company?”

(see full transcript at https://metro.co.uk/2019/11/23/jeremy-corbyn-slammed-nice-old-grandpa-act-question-time-face-off-11205360/)

(see original youtube video at https://metro.co.uk/2016/07/01/corbyn-laughs-and-jokes-with-man-who-left-jewish-mp-ruth-smeeth-in-tears-5978221/)

(if you missed it, available from 0:05:44 to 0:08:45 at https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000bx5j/question-time-2019-leaders-special)

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