Jeremy Corbyn today hit back at Tory jeers during Prime Minister’s Questions as he reminded them the weekly bouts were not “about entertainment”.
The Labour leader faced jeers from the Government benches today as he again asked the Prime Minister about the impact of tax credit changes on millions of families.
He also had to try three times to pay tribute to Britain’s fallen soldiers ahead of this weekend’s Remembrance Day commemorations because of noise from the Tories.
Mr Corbyn responded to the heckling by saying: “This isn’t about entertainment, this is about…this is not funny for people who are desperately worried about what’s going to happen next April.”
Some Twitter users described the behaviour of the Tory MPs as sickening:
The jeering from Tories during today's #PMQs is utterly, unforgivably disgusting. What a sickening spectacle.— amol rajan (@amolrajan) November 4, 2015
As Tories jeer and Speaker slaps down MPs, Corbyn says 'surely whole point of parliament is we put questions to those in authority' #PMQs— Paul Brand (@PaulBrandITV) November 4, 2015ADVERTISEMENT
Wow cannot believe the Tory jeering at #PMQs these issues affect people's lives they may as well jeer in the faces of the public— Emma (@notesbyemma) November 4, 2015
The Tory whips should play a recording of this to Tory MPs and ask them if they think the jeering looks good. #PMQs— Iain Martin (@iainmartin1) November 4, 2015
However, others felt that Mr Corbyn needed to push on with his questions as his hesitancy made him appear indecisive.
The Corbyn stare thing is like a footballer who stops playing and turns round to gesticulate at the ref. Play to the whistle, man #pmqs— Alex Wickham (@WikiGuido) November 4, 2015