Jeremy Corbyn fails to ask a single question on Brexit in PMQs

Mail Online | 12/6/2018 | Kate Ferguson, Senior Political Correspondent For Mailonline
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Jeremy Corbyn ignored Brexit as he clashed with Theresa May in their weekly Commons showdown today - as turmoil over the UK's departure is tearing the Government apart.

Mrs May suffered three humiliating Commons defeats on Brexit last night in the worst hour a PM has had in some 40 years.

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With her deal set to be voted down next week and her premiership hanging by a thread, Mr Corbyn ignored the crisis rocking the Government.

Instead he spent all his six questions in PMQs challenging Mrs May on the scale poverty in Britain.

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He left it to other politicians, including the SNP's Westminster Ian Blackford and mutinous Tory backbenchers, to hammer the PM on her crisis-hit Brexit plans.

Mr Corbyn accused the Tory Government of labelling disabled people 'scroungers' and creating a 'hostile environment' for people on benefits.

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The Labour leader referred to a controversial UN report rebuking the UK for the scale of poverty - and accused the PM of not agreeing with it because it presents an 'unpalatable truth'.

He added: 'The new Work and Pensions Secretary (Amber Rudd) seems to have taken a lesson from her and created a hostile environment for those that are claiming benefits.

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'One of the Government's policies that is causing the greatest anxiety and poverty is Universal Credit, the UN rapporteur Professor (Philip) Alston said it was fast falling into universal discredit.

'When will the Prime Minister demonstrate some of her professed concern about burning injustices and halt the roll-out of Universal Credit?'

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Mr Corbyn's spokesman denied that the Labour leader did not ask a single Brexit question because he is bored of the topic.

He said: 'We will be talking about Brexit every day this week, as we did every day last week, and as no doubt we will do every day next week.


'It was absolutely right to...
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