Saturday 16 December 2017

Jeremy Corbyn tried to high five Emily Thornberry and it went horribly wrong

An unfortunate accident.

By Taylor Heyman

Jeremy Corbyn appeared to accidentally slap Emily Thornberry’s chest in a bizarre high five gone awry.

The Labour leader arrived at Sobell Leisure Centre in his constituency of Islington North to witness the end of the count. He was met with applause from supporters, and Thornberry joined him in front of the cameras.

It all started well, with a hug and a jovial pose as the pair pointed at each other. Then it all went a bit wrong, as Corbyn went in for a high five, and Thornberry withdrew her hand.

Instead, it looks like Corbyn’s hand made contact with Thornberry’s chest. Oops.

The pair laughed it off as they continued to smile for the cameras.

Corbyn is expected to be returned to his seat in Islington North later, so the night won’t be all bad.

Press Association

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