JEREMY Corbyn was blasted for his “nice old grandpa act” on Question Time last night.
The Labour leader was berated for how he had handled anti-Semitism in the party and how Jewish MPs had faced abuse.
The most withering takedown of the night for Mr Corbyn came from furious father Ryan Jacobs, who accused him of allowing Jewish MP Ruth Smeeth to be heckled out of one of his press conferences in tears.
He said YouTube videos then show Mr Corbyn “chatting happily to that same heckler”.
The 36-year-old, from Hull, said: “I don’t buy this nice old grandpa. I see that video and that tells me all I need to know and that terrifies me for my daughters as I see what you did. I think that is disgraceful.”
Reeling, Mr Corbyn said: “I simply say to you that bad behaviour, misogynism, racism in any form whatsoever is absolutely not acceptable in my party or in society.”
Smeeth resigned in June 2016 in protest of Mr Corbyn’s leadership.
In a disastrous night for the Labour Leader:
- Mr Corbyn was laughed at as he clumsily tried to explain his muddled Brexit plan
- He faced an onslaught of fury as he was called out for ‘misogynism’ and anti-Semitism in the party
- Insisted there would not be a 2nd Scottish indyref in “early years” of his term
- Was told by furious voters they don’t buy his “nice old grandpa” approach
The same audience member quipped back: “Why did you speak to that same heckler? Why do female MPs have to have bodyguards?”
The leftie boss also put his foot in it as he tried to clarify his confused position on Brexit – to laughter in the audience.
Asked if he would campaign for Remain or Leave, he claimed he was neutral – after dodging the question NINE times during Tuesday night’s debate.
He was met with a roar of laughter as he failed to answer yet again.
“I will adopt, as prime minister, if I am at the time, a neutral stance,” he said.
Host Fiona Bruce asked him again at the end of his grilling if he really will remain neutral on Brexit.
Unashamedly, he responded: “Yes, yes. You heard it here first on Question Time.”
QUESTION TIME HIGHLIGHTS
Statesman-like Boris Johnson applauded host Fiona Bruce after she berated audience members who were shouting and interrupting.
The Prime Minister led the applause and said: “I’m backing Fiona!”
Jo Swinson still claims she could be PM despite the polls. She said: “Strange things can happen in politics.
“I didn’t predict Donald Trump was going to become President, I didn’t think Jeremy Corbyn was going to be leader of the Labour Party.”
One audience member said he refused to be taken in by Jeremy Corbyn’s comfy- looking image.
He told him: “I don’t buy this nice old grandpa… I see that video and that tells me all I need to know and that terrifies me for my daughters.”
BEST AUDIENCE MOMENT
An audience member said: “Mr Corbyn, I don’t think it is businesses that should be scared, I think it’s everyone.
“Your reckless socialist ideas terrify me, my family and friends, and freedom will completely erode if we let you have keys to No 10.”
BEST BREXIT MOMENT
When the PM roared: “We are a very ambitious One Nation Conservative government.
“We have amazing plans for this country — investing in education, investing in health — and we need to get on with it, and we need to get Brexit done to do it.”
MOST MARXIST MOMENT
When Corbyn backed booted-out “corrupt” Leftie leader of Bolivia.
He said: “I met Evo Morales in Mexico last year.
“I had a long conversation with him about his country, economic development and the number of people taken out of poverty.”
Mr Corbyn also threw cold water on any suggestion Labour would offer the SNP an early second referendum on Scottish independence in exchange for an election pact.
He told the audience he did not see an indyref as a priority and would not have one in the “early years” of his term at No10.
He added: “We’re not doing any deals with any other parties… I’m fighting this election to win it for Labour and deliver an economy that works for all.”