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Video: Streeting causes outrage by ‘dementia joke’ from front bench

Shadow Health Secretary’s apparent eagerness to mock Jeremy Corbyn sees Streeting use senility insult

Keir Starmer’s Shadow Health Secretary Wes Streeting has caused outrage by using a dementia insult to attack former party leader Jeremy Corbyn.

In a comment caught by as MPs waited for Corbyn to deliver a comment, Streeting is heard to say,

He’s gone senile.

The comment led to Streeting being called Labour’s Gavin Williamson (and worse), a reference to the former Tory front-bencher’s alleged abuse and bullying.

Wes Streeting has previously shouted in the face of Black MP Diane Abbott in a ‘disgusting’ tirade and was accused earlier this year by a constituent of sending threatening messages.

Mr Streeting has been contacted for comment, as have Dementia UK and the Alzheimers Society, which confirmed that it had been made aware of the comment. So far, Starmer has shown no interest in taking action and indeed promoted Streeting to the front bench despite the Abbott incident.

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