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Jeremy Corbyn Gives David Cameron The Cold-Shoulder And Completely Ignores His Joke

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18/05/2016 12:49 | Updated 18 May 2016

Jeremy Corbyn was completely uninterested in making small talk with David Cameron today - and was not afraid to let everyone know it.

As is tradition, the Labour leader and prime minister walked from the Commons to the Lords together to watch the Queen's Speech.

In the past, the leader of the Opposition and prime minister are filmed chatting as they make their way through the corridors of parliament. About the weather and that sort of thing.

But today, Corbyn resolutely ignored Cameron. A prime ministerial joke got little more than a curt nod and no smile.

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The Labour leader also did not fancy talking to Cameron too much as the pair walked back to the Commons.

Corbyn stared straight ahead. Cameron, perhaps unable to bear the silence, made one more attempt to engage the Opposition leader in conversation.

This year was the first time Corbyn has gone into the House of Lords to listen to a Queen's Speech, despite having been an MP for over 30 years.

The government today announced plans plough ahead with controversial plans for a seven-day NHS and forcing schools to become academies as David Cameron dubbed the monarch a “One Nation Queen”.

The priorities for a Conservative Party divided over Europe were today laid out during the Queen’s Speech, with the government’s priorities including everything from tackling radicalism to building spaceports in Cornwall.

Writing today, the Prime Minister said: “Today the Queen delivered a One Nation Queen’s Speech from a One Nation Government.”

However, the address was set against civil war in the Conservative Party over the June 23 EU referendum, with much of the legislation proposed likely to widen divides further.

Former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith, who recently stood down as Work and Pensions Secretary, this morning tore into the Government for “watering down” its legislative programme in order to secure a Remain vote in the referendum.

He seized on a Sovereignty Bill, asserting the primacy of the UK Parliament and courts over the EU’s European Court of Justice, that was promised by the Prime Minister being omitted.

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