Jeremy Corbyn angrily tore into a Conservative minister in the House of Commons on Wednesday following a jibe about his age by the MP.
The Labour leader was criticising the government over its new budget and social care for the elderly when Conservative Whip Andrew Griffiths made the remark – prompting a furious response from Corbyn.
One “senior Labour source” told The Mirror that Griffiths said “you should be in care,” while another said the remark was “put you in a care home.”
Griffiths denied this, instead telling the paper that he was responding to Corbyn’s statement “there are elderly people in need of help,” and that he said: “That’s you!”
Corbyn angrily responded: “Over £6 billion will have been cut from social care budgets by next March.
“I hope the honourable member begins to understand what it’s like to wait for social care, stuck in a hospital bed, while other people are having to give up their work to care for them! The uncaring, uncouth attitude of certain members of parliament needs to be called out.”
Corbyn’s response was captured on video, below, though Griffith’s remark itself can’t be made out from the footage.
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