This was Jeremy Corbyn's response when David Cameron called him a ‘terrorist sympathiser’

The PM remained silent to the Labour leader's question

Jon Stone
Wednesday 02 December 2015 15:21
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Corbyn asks Cameron to apologise

Jeremy Corbyn has hit back at David Cameron's claim that MPs voting against bombing Isis in Syria are "terrorist sympathisers".

The Labour leader asked the Prime Minister to withdraw the remark during a debate in the House of Commons, but was met with no response from a stony-faced PM.

Mr Cameron reportedly last night told rebel Conservative MPs that they might be set to “walk through the lobbies with Jeremy Corbyn and a bunch of terrorist sympathisers”.

But today he did not acknowledge requests in parlaiment to withdraw the comments, even from pro-intervention MPs.

“Will he apologise for the remarks he made last night against honourable and right honourable friends on this side of the House?” Labour MP Caroline Flint asked at the start of the debate.

Mr Cameron replied: “I respect people who disagree. I respect the fact that governments of all colours are have had to fight terrorism and that this is a debate about how to fight terrorism, not whether to fight terrorism” but would not retract the comments."

Other over a dozen other MPs, including Mr Corbyn, demanded Mr Cameron retract the remark, but the Prime Minister was unmoved.

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