Diane Abbott wheeled out to defend Jeremy Corbyn after he 'lied about calling Theresa May a stupid woman'

Yesterday the Labour boss sparked uproar and was branded a sexist after he lost his rag during PMQs.

But he was ridiculed after he astonishingly insisted that he had actually said "stupid people" – despite lip-readers saying otherwise.

This morning the Shadow Home Secretary defended Mr Corbyn as an "honest man" and claimed that "nobody really knows what he said".

She even tried to pin the blame on the Tories, saying their "end of term behaviour" was at fault.

And she refused to be drawn on whether Mr Corbyn was sexist, telling Radio 4: "Come on! Let's get on to something serious!"

Last night Mr Corbyn's wife Laura Alvez also defended him.

She said: "He did not say anything… He is the most respectful person in the world."

And this morning his deputy Tom Watson said he'd "got up at the dispatch box, he denied using those words, and that is good enough for me".

He said on Good Morning Britain: "On a very personal level, I have been around a long time so you try not to let these things get to you.

The Labour boss landed himself in hot water after PMQs yesterday.

In scenes of chaos in the Commons, Tory MPs accused the Labour leader of muttering the slur during PM’s Questions.

Mr Corbyn was later dragged back to explain himself.

He was ridiculed as he astonishingly insisted he had actually said “stupid people” — despite lip readers suggesting otherwise.

Mrs May said Mr Corbyn should apologise for the slur.

She said: “In the year in which we celebrate 100 years since women got the vote, I want to see more women encouraged to come into Parliament and not put off by the sorts of remarks they might feel have been said in Parliament.

"I think the Speaker made very clear that if a member of parliament uses inappropriate language that they should apologise.”

Today Commons leader Andrea Leadsom insisted he had uttered the words, telling the BBC: "That is how it looks to me."

She defended the Prime Minister's use of pantomime language during her PMQs attack on Mr Corbyn, saying: "Anyone in the country would see the difference between a bit of parliamentary banter and somebody calling someone a 'stupid woman'."

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