The Labor leader said to voters the Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell had given a “brilliant” speech earlier on Thursday. But the crowd stayed silent as he said Mr McDonnell had been in Liverpool. Mr Corbyn in an outburst then told them they are “supposed to cheer.”
Speaking at the event, Mr Corbyn said: “John McDonnell set this out this morning in a brilliant speech in Liverpool.
“Yes in Liverpool he made a brilliant speech.
“You’re supposed to cheer because it’s Liverpool. ”
After the crowd cheered, the Labor leader thanked them.
Jeremy Corbyn had an awkward moment in his speech(Image: SKY)
Mr Corbyn in an outburst then told the crowd they are “supposed to cheer ”(Image: SKY)
The awkward moment comes as Labor general election candidate Jane Aitchison squirmed during an excruciating BBC Radio 5 Live interview on Thursday afternoon.
Jane Aitchison was silent when asked by 5 Live host Emma Barnett whether fellow Labor candidate Zarah Sultana should be allowed to run after shocking comments on Twitter emerged.
Ms Sultana had said she would “celebrate the death” of former Labor leader Tony Blair, as well as former Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu and former US president George Bush.
Ms Barnett said: “There’s a Labor candidate called Zarah Sultana who has had to apologize for saying she would celebrate the deaths of Tony Blair and Benjamin Netanyahu. Should she be allowed to stand? ”
The crowd stayed silent as he made his quip(Image: GMB)
Ms Aitchison said: “I think that needs to be looked at and I’m sure that it is.”
Ms Barnet replied : “What’s your opinion on it?”
The candidate said: “Well, I don’t know the details of it.
“I think sometimes people say things and they’re very passionate and they say things that are wrong.
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“But I don’t think what she’s saying there is necessarily worse than looking down on the people of Grenfell who died in a fire. ”
Ms Barnett interjected: “Sorry but we’re in a situation of top trumps, what’s worse talking about people in a tower who should have got out versus celebrating the deaths of two former prime ministers.
“Is that really what you’re saying?”
Ms Aitchison responded: “Well it’s not good, is it?”