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David Cameron Tried To Joke But Jeremy Corbyn Was Having None Of It

The Labour leader was not interested in humouring the prime minister as they walked through parliament to hear the Queen's Speech.

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David Cameron tried to make small talk with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn as they walked to the House of Lords on Wednesday. It wasn't happening.

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It's all because MPs had gathered in the House of Commons to await the Queen's Speech.

After the UK's elected politicians had listened to Dennis Skinner's joke, they had to process into the House of Lords to hear the Queen read out a list of the government's political priorities.As is tradition, the two leaders of the UK's main political parties walked through parliament together, giving them a couple of minutes to talk about life, allotments, biscuits, and other non-political things.
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After the UK's elected politicians had listened to Dennis Skinner's joke, they had to process into the House of Lords to hear the Queen read out a list of the government's political priorities.

As is tradition, the two leaders of the UK's main political parties walked through parliament together, giving them a couple of minutes to talk about life, allotments, biscuits, and other non-political things.

But cameras show Corbyn was having none of it.

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Cameron tried his best to make a joke, which was greeted with a brief half-smile by Corbyn.

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Not to mention Corbyn's fourth-wall-busting look down the camera, which was worthy of House of Cards.

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Then there was an awkward silence as they walked along the corridor.

We've all been in that sort of situation.
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We've all been in that sort of situation.

Cameron made another attempt, but it wasn't happening.

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But luckily they finally arrived at the House of Lords, saving any more awkwardness.

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Jim Waterson is a politics editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Jim Waterson at jim.waterson@buzzfeed.com.

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