Jeremy Corbyn refused to even look at Boris Johnson as the pair awkwardly led the way to the House of Lords to hear the Queen’s Speech delivered. BBC host Huw Edwards and political editor Laura Kuenssberg described the outgoing Labour leader as “rather grim-looking”. While Boris Johnson appears to be smiling and taking in the moment, Mr Corbyn remained stony-faced.
The frosty exchange takes place a week after Mr Johnson overwhelmingly trounced Mr Corbyn in the polls, as the Conservatives won a majority of 80 seats.
Kuenssberg said: “He looks like he’d rather be anywhere else but here. There is not much love lost between the two.
“It looks like Corbyn is absolutely determined not to exchange a single word with the Prime Minister.
“Jeremy Corbyn is resolutely staring ahead.”
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Corbyn refused to even look at Boris Johnson as the pair awkwardly led the way to the House of Lords
The Queen claimed her government would “deliver on the people’s priorities”
The BBC political editor later tweeted that Mr Corbyn’s body language looked “seething”.
Behind the two party leaders, Emily Thornberry and Ian Blackford can be seen chatting to each other.
Ms Thornberry became the first official candidate to take over from Mr Corbyn as the next Labour leader.
BBC host Huw Edwards remarked the “normally the two leaders do try to make an effort”.
Behind the two party leaders, Emily Thornberry and Ian Blackford can be seen chatting to each other
Both Edwards and Kuenssberg said that Mr Corbyn looked like he was trying to give Mr Johnson “the silent treatment”.
Responses on Twitter remarked that Boris looked like he “enjoying every moment of it”.
Others remarked that Mr Corbyn must be “regretting not resigned now”.
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The BBC political editor later tweeted that Mr Corbyn’s body language looked “seething”
One person tweeted: “Corbyn is pathetic. He’s still in a position (though goodness knows why) of having to work in opposition for now.
“He continues to drive down Labour’s popularity and strength with this attitude. He has to resign rather than sulk. He is the problem not the solution.”
Another said: “Not sure how Corbyn can really reconcile his claimed civility in politics, his refusal to get personal and his pathetic and childish passive aggressive attitude.
“Banging car doors, blanking Boris, being evasive with journalists. He’s like a teenager.”
One user said that Boris Johnson “can’t stop smiling and Corbyn looks like he’s about to cry”.