Miserable Jeremy Corbyn caught scowling at Queen during speech – VIDEO

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JEREMY CORBYN was filmed appearing to scowl as Queen Elizabeth II delivered her speech at the official state opening of Parliament on Thursday.

Jeremy Corbyn did not appear impressed as he was forced to listen to the Queen set out the Government’s legislative agenda after Labour’s humiliating defeat in last week’s general election. Mr Corbyn’s party suffered its worst trouncing in almost a hundred years, as it was their most abysmal loss since 1935, sparking calls for the Labour leader to stand down. But the defiant Islington North MP has refused to step aside immediately.  

As Her Majesty read out Boris Johnson’s priorities, Mr Corbyn looked glum-faced as he frowned at what she was saying. 

Video of the event showed Mr Corbyn appear visibly uncomfortable with his face contorted into a grimace. 

Listing Mr Johnson’s priorities, the Queen said: “My Government will embark on an ambitious programme of domestic reform which delivers on the people’s priorities.

“For the first time, the NHS’s multi-year funding settlement will be enshrined in law.”

But despite what has been hailed as 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”, Mr Corbyn was less than impressed. 

Addressing both Houses of Parliament, the Queen said her Government’s “priority” was to take the UK out of the EU on January 31 – but that it would also embark on an “ambitious programme of domestic reform that delivers on the people’s priorities”.

She said the “integrity and prosperity” of the UK is of the “utmost importance to my Government”.

Her words come amid fresh calls from the SNP to grant Holyrood the power to hold a second vote on Scottish independence, with SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon publishing a new document she says sets out the “democratic case” for another referendum on Scottish indpendence.

The document, Scotland’s Right To Choose, was made public as Nicola Sturgeon confirmed she has written to Boris Johnson asking for the power to hold a second ballot on independence.

The Prime Minister’s legislative programme includes Bills which will ensure the most serious violent offenders – including terrorists – serve longer prison terms, a proposal he controversially first announced in the wake of the London Bridge terror attack last month.

In a written introduction to the speech, Mr Johnson said: “Last week’s seismic election not only changed the political landscape, it has broken the parliamentary deadlock of the last three years and allowed the country to go forward.

“Millions of people, many of them who have never voted Conservative before, put their faith in this Government and voted overwhelmingly for us to move this country on and deliver change.

“We have no time to waste, and we begin immediately with the most radical Queen’s Speech in a generation to deliver on the priorities of the British people.”

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell described the speech as more “pomp and ceremony” from a Government “hopelessly out of touch with the needs and hopes of people in this country”.

He said: “There is nothing new in this Queen’s Speech for our NHS and public services or people struggling this Christmas, except for strong suggestions that this Government wants to slash regulations on its way to making the UK a Trump-supporting tax haven.

“There is a woeful lack of ambition on regional investment and infrastructure.

“And Labour will continue to show up the Government for what it is: a Government for the few and not the many.”

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