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A 'big girl's blouse' - UK PM Johnson taunts Corbyn on election

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A 'big girl's blouse' - UK PM Johnson taunts Corbyn on election

A 'big girl's blouse' - UK PM Johnson taunts Corbyn on election

A "chlorinated chicken" and a "big girl's blouse" - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson kicked off his first questions in parliament by goading opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for not backing a new general election.

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At Prime Minister's Questions, a parliamentary session when lawmakers get to quiz the British leader every Wednesday, Johnson used some choice language to attack Labour and try to rally his Conservatives after a bruising night on Tuesday.

After losing a vote on his Brexit plans late on Tuesday, Johnson was keen to get on the front foot by accusing Corbyn of supporting a policy of "dither and delay" over Brexit but also of running scared of his call for an early election on Oct.

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He appeared to shout at Corbyn that he was a "great big girl's blouse" -- a coward -- over his decision to back an election only when a no-deal Brexit was off the agenda.

He also answered a question from Liberal Democrats leader Jo Swinson by referring to "his" constituent, correcting himself to say "her".




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