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Watch: Jeremy Corbyn mistakenly claims police officer is dead

Oh dear. To describe today’s Prime Minister’s Questions as bad for Labour would be an understatement. After Jeremy Corbyn was put on the backfoot by Theresa May over the government’s Brexit white paper, he was left lost for words as he stumbled around for questions.

To make matters worse, he also managed to mess up an attempt to offer his condolences to the police officer ‘who lost his life’ in Northern Ireland. The snag? The police office in question is not dead. In truth, the police officer is alive after being shot in the arm.

It then fell on Nigel Dodds to correct Corbyn on his error. No doubt Corbyn was pleased to learn of his mistake.

Update 1: The police federation for Northern Ireland are unimpressed by Corbyn’s antics:

Update 2: Panic over – Corbyn’s spokesman says the ‘last thing that was intended was any offence’.

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