Watch: Angela Rayner doubles down on Corbyn’s Queen’s Speech blunder

Watch: Angela Rayner doubles down on Corbyn's Queen's Speech blunder
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Jeremy Corbyn was caught out yesterday pretending he watches the Queen's Speech, only to be rumbled when he said he watches it in the morning (it's actually broadcast at 3pm). But while the Labour leader's blunder has made the front pages of today's newspapers, he does still have some loyal defenders.

Step forward, Angela Rayner. The shadow education secretary did her best to help Corbyn out on Good Morning Britain. Unfortunately her explanation hardly helped matters. Rayner suggested Corbyn might watch the Queen's Speech hours before it is actually broadcast...on catch-up TV.

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