Labour’s Corbyn mocks May over Brexit, jobs and Johnson at PMQs

Jeremy Corbyn has used prime minister’s questions to repeatedly mock Theresa May about her cabinet divisions on Brexit, saying the splits and indecision are putting thousands of jobs at risk.

In often noisy exchanges, the Labour leader also made several scornful references to Boris Johnson over the foreign secretary’s decision to miss the key vote on Heathrow expansion by being in Afghanistan, and for his reported comments about businesses that had expressed concerns over Brexit.

Corbyn asked: “Isn’t the truth that the real risk to jobs in our country is a prime minister who is having to negotiate round the clock with her own cabinet to stop it falling apart, rather than negotiate to defend jobs of workers in this country?”

May dismissed the line of attack, saying she was “putting jobs at the heart of what we do for Brexit” and hitting back at Corbyn over Labour’s policies on Brexit and the economy.

Corbyn again used all his PMQs questions to focus on Brexit, particularly the conflicting messages from ministers including Johnson and the business secretary, Greg Clark.

After Johnson reportedly responded to warnings about Brexit from Airbus by saying “fuck business”, Clark said companies were “entitled to be listened to with respect”.

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