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PMQs was an off day as Jeremy Corbyn missed an open goal with enfeebled Theresa May – Kevin Maguire

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Jeremy Corbyn is right – Theresa May is too weak at the head of a divided Government to fight Britain’s corner in Europe and must stop putting the Conservative Party’s interests first.

The Labour leader raised a couple of good points at Prime Minister’s Questions, including reports Chancellor Philip Hammond advised the Cabinet that the UK would still be liable for a £30-billion divorce bill even with no trade deal.

May’s Chequers plan is dead, as Corbyn correctly pointed out, with many Tory MPs rolling their eyes when she repeated the official fiction that it remains alive.

Yet this wasn’t one of Corbyn’s better performances and he missed an open goal when she’s enfeebled, a glorious opportunity before him to drive a wedge deeper into the splitting Conservatives.

The Labour leader raised a couple of good points, but it won’t go down in history

May’s Chequers plan is dead, as Corbyn correctly pointed out

He’s held back, I suspect, by the knowledge his own party’s divided with Corbyn a bigger Eurosceptic than his MPs, members and voters, particularly the young.

In a vintage PMQs session we learn something and one of the combatants is carried from the arena bruised and blooded.

That wasn’t the case today. Corbyn needed to be more forensic and passionate, quoting mounting reports of Brexit damage and the divisive opinions of Cabinet Ministers.

Where was his taunting of May after Liam “easiest trade deal in history” Fox in the hope that something will turn up is ready to extend the transition deal into 2021 and perhaps beyond?

Corbyn earlier this year enjoyed a winning streak at PMQs and his off days or defeats are rarely as bad as his critics pretend.

But today felt an off day.

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