Jeremy Corbyn Abused By Labour Supporter At Leadership Hustings

'I wonder how long she's waited to say that?'

19/09/2016 12:55 | Updated 19 September 2016

Jeremy Corbyn was confronted by an extremely irate Labour supporter as he arrived at his party’s leadership hustings on Sunday.

Within seconds of disembarking from a taxi, a woman can be heard shouting angrily at him although the exact words aren’t clear at first.

He responds: “Nice to see you.”

She then turns around for another go, saying: “It’s been a long time since the Crouch End days when my husband refused to campaign for you.

“And I’ve disliked you ever since and I continue to dislike you.”

Corbyn, retaining his composure, simply replies “thank you very much” before giving some seriously quizzical side-eye to someone nearby.

Corbyn post-abuse.

As he walks away he adds: “I wonder how long she’s waited to say that?”

The hustings were held at the London Jewish Cultural Centre on Finchley Road, London.

While Corbyn is still on track to win the Labour leadership contest against rival, Owen Smith, he is still to gain the support of the wider public.

The Labour leader’s ratings for being a “capable leader” and “understanding the problems facing Britain” have sunk dramatically since he first took office a year ago

Just 18% of those polled said Corbyn was “good in a crisis”, meaning he has fallen five points since the question was asked last year.

May notched up the support of 52% of people.

Corbyn vs May.

After Sunday’s drama, things didn’t get much easier for him on Monday morning as he faced off with Nick Robinson on the BBC’s Today programme. 

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