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May notes Corbyn's PMQs appearance could be his last

Theresa May paid barbed tribute to the opposition leader.

Prime Minister Theresa May ridiculed Jeremy Corbyn's record as Labour leader in his final appearance before his contest with challenger Owen Smith is settled.

"I recognise that this may very well be the last time that he has an opportunity to face me across this dispatch box - certainly if his members of parliament have anything to do with it, " she said at Prime Minister's Questions.

She added: "I accept that he and I don't agree on everything, well actually be don't probably agree on anything."

Mrs May added a barbed tribute to Mr Corbyn, who in spite of opposition from his MPs is favourite to be returned as leader thanks to huge support among his party's voting membership.

"He has made his mark," she told the Commons. "He wants coal mines without mining them, submarines without sailing them and he wants to be Labour leader without leading them."

She added: "One thing we know: whoever is Labour leader after their leadership election, it will be the country that loses."

The deadline for ballot papers to be returned in the contest between Corbyn and Smith is September 21, with the result to be announced at a special conference in London three days later.

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