May accuses Corbyn of “mansplaining”

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Theresa May

LONDON: Theresa May accused Jeremy Corbyn of “mansplaining” as the pair clashed over Saudi Arabia and homelessness at Prime Minister’s Questions here on Wednesday. Labour leader Mr Corbyn noted that International Women’s Day takes place on March 8 during his remarks at the weekly session, adding that it is a chance to celebrate “how far we’ve come” on equality for women but also reflect on “how far we have to go” in the UK and elsewhere. It prompted the PM to reply: “I thank the right honourable gentleman for telling me it is International Women’s Day tomorrow – I think that’s what’s called mansplaining.”
The Prime Minister fired back at the Labour leader after he said the day was a chance to celebrate and reflect on women’s rights and consider the abuse of human rights in Saudi Arabia. Tory colleagues roared and shouted “more” when she continued to call out Labour MPs shouting “shame” at her from across the Commons. She said: “Labour backbenchers are shouting shame.

Jeremy Corbyn

The link that we have with Saudi Arabia is historic, it is an important one and it has saved the lives of potentially hundreds of people in this country.” Mr Corbyn said she must call for the end of “shocking abuse of human rights” in Saudi Arabia at her meeting with Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman. She replied: “I welcome the fact the Crown Prince will be sitting down with a female Prime Minister.”