What a kerfuffle we have witnessed, just because a politician moved his lips and then denied how they moved. The shape of the lips when saying stupid “woman” and stupid “people” is so obviously different that who can deny the fact? Well, Jeremy Corbyn did . Silly really, “mea culpa” M’Lord. After all, nobody disputes he said “stupid”, do they? But now being called a misogynist, that’s serious stuff.
Lip readers are flavour of the day. Their verdict? “Contempt of Theresa May” case proved.
Many of us believe politicians until their lips move! Then they lose our respect. The House Speaker Bercow , well known for his own accusations denied without shame, declared he “had consulted ‘lip speakers’ – people who can hear but interpret for deaf people – and they believed Mr Corbyn probably did deliver the slur, but no-one could be ‘100 per cent’ certain”.
One of Mr Corbyn’s MPs, a solicitor, compared herself to Jesus in an extraordinary message to Labour colleagues after she was found guilty of perverting the course of justice, having lied to police. It was, she declared, due to widespread media coverage.
Perhaps live coverage of Parliament will be blamed for the Corbyn kerfuffle!