May accuses Corbyn of 'mansplaining'

May accuses Corbyn of 'mansplaining'


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Theresa May was unamused at being told of the upcoming International Women's Day by Jeremy Corbyn.

Theresa May was unamused at being told of the upcoming International Women's Day by Jeremy Corbyn.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May has accused Jeremy Corbyn of "mansplaining" as the pair clashed over Saudi Arabia and homelessness in the House of Commons.

Labour leader Corbyn noted that International Women's Day takes place on March 8 during his remarks at the weekly session, adding that it is a chance to celebrate "how far we've come" on equality for women but also reflect on "how far we have to go" in the UK and elsewhere.

It prompted the PM to reply: "I thank the right honourable gentleman for telling me it is International Women's Day tomorrow - I think that's what's called mansplaining."

Corbyn had also challenged May over the UK's relationship with Saudi Arabia ahead of a three-day visit by the country's Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman.

"Can I just say as (Corbyn) started on the issue of International Women's Day, I welcome the fact the Crown Prince will be sitting down with and the guest of a female Prime Minister," the PM noted.

Australian Associated Press

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