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    Nigel Farage, former leader of UKIP and anti-EU campaigner stands outside the Houses of Parliament, in London, Britain March 29, 2017.

    Farage on 'Stupid Woman' Row: I Muttered Ruder Things When Attacked by Juncker

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    The former UKIP leader has entered the fray around the hard-hitting definition of Theresa May, the head of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn reportedly used during a Prime Minister's Questions session in the British Parliament.

    Ex-UKIP leader Nigel Farage wondered, as he was speaking on LBC radio, whether Jeremy Corbyn would be called sexist if he had said “a stupid man” in a similar row. Farage claimed it seemed to him like he said “stupid woman” although many in the Labour Party have said it was “stupid people”.

    “Now I wonder if he’d said stupid man whether he’d have been called sexist for doing that. I think it’s a row about nothing. I have to tell you that I have muttered under my breath things probably far ruder than that when I’ve been attacked by Mr Verhofstadt or Mr Juncker in the European Parliament. My view: it’s a row about nothing” Farage concluded.

    His stance found support online.

    ​Others lambasted Jeremy Corbyn.

    ​​Some took aim at the shallowness of this row.

    ​Following Prime Minister's Questions in the British Parliament, Conservative MPs lambasted opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn for  muttering the accusation “stupid woman” as soon as he sat down after the heated exchange. They demanded he should apologise.

    READ MORE: Read My Lips: Tory MPs Accuse Corbyn of Allegedly Calling PM May 'Stupid Woman'

    A spokesperson for Jeremy Corbyn stated that the opposition leader “did not call [Theresa May] a stupid woman, and so I don’t think there’s any basis for an apology”, adding that he had said “stupid people” instead. Another prominent Labour Party politician, Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott, slammed the matter as “a phoney row”, contrived “to distract attention from the chaos they're in after Brexit”.


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