'Face like thunder': Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn walk side-by-side to Queen's speech

19 December 2019, 12:55 | Updated: 19 December 2019, 16:04

Smiles: The prime minister grins at a solemn-looking Jeremy Corbyn
Smiles: The prime minister grins at a solemn-looking Jeremy Corbyn. Picture: PA

By Asher McShane

An angry-looking Jeremy Corbyn walked through the House of Commons next to Boris Johnson as they arrived to listen to the Queen’s speech today.

Mr Johnson was seen smiling from ear-to-ear - but stony-faced Mr Corbyn bore a frown and did not speak to the Prime Minister.

Mr Johnson’s Conservative party defeated Mr Corbyn’s Labour Party with a majority of 80 seats in the general election last week, prompting Mr Corbyn to announce that he will stand down in early 2020.

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn walk side-by-side through the Commons
Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn walk side-by-side through the Commons. Picture: PA

At one point during their uncomfortable walk side-by-side Mr Corbyn appeared to ignore a comment made be the prime minister.

Onlookers said Jeremy Corbyn had a “face like thunder.”

Boris Johnson unveiled the "most radical Queen's Speech in a generation" with measures to toughen up criminal justice, invest in the NHS and deliver on the "people's priorities".

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