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Corbyn asks Cameron questions from public in debut PMQs

Jeremy Corbyn asks David Cameron questions submitted by the public as he takes part in Prime Minister's Questions for the first time as Labour leader.

Before his PMQs appearance, Labour said Mr Corbyn will sing the national anthem at future events, after he was criticised for not singing the anthem at a Battle of Britain commemoration on Tuesday.

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Corbyn team defend shadow cabinet appointments

Mr Corbyn has been criticised for not appointing women to key roles in his shadow cabinet. Credit: PA

Jeremy Corbyn's allies have said the "great offices of state" are a reflection of the 19th century, amid criticism that no women were appointed to the key shadow cabinet roles.

In a statement published on Facebook, Mr Corbyn's team said: "For Labour our proudest achievement is the creation of NHS. We are the party that delivered comprehensive education. We are the party that founded the Open University, and that established and will defend trade union and employment rights.

"The so-called ‘great offices of state’ as defined in the 19th century reflect an era before women or workers even had the vote, and before Labour had radically changed the state."

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