Watch: Jeremy Corbyn gives Cameron the cold shoulder at the Queen’s Speech

Watch: Jeremy Corbyn gives Cameron the cold shoulder at the Queen's Speech
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Today's Queen's Speech was always going to be a difficult event for the Prime Minister. With the EU referendum looming, David Cameron needed to give the impression that his party remains united and focussed on the good of the country.

Still, Mr S suspects he didn't bargain on the walk to hear the Queen's speech proving to be one of the most difficult parts of his day. A toe-curling segment of the BBC's coverage showed Cameron and Corbyn walking alongside one another. While Cameron appears to begin conversation with the Labour leader several times, Corbyn is having none of it.

'It rather looks like David Cameron's trying to make polite conversation and Jeremy Corbyn's looking the other way,' the BBC's Laura Kuenssberg points out as the camera focuses in on the awkward duo.

Poor Cameron. With his own MPs turning on him over Europe, no wonder he is trying to make new friends.

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