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Watch: Jeremy Corbyn backs Bombardier workers during Prime Minister's questions

By Jonathan Bell

The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn backed the Bombardier workers during Wednesday's Prime Minister's questions.

Mr Corbyn - as too did many of his front bench and several MPs in the chamber including Ian Paisley - wore a sticker handed out by trade union Unite in support of Bombardier workers.

"#BackBombardier," it said, "Defend our jobs, skills & communities."

Raising the matter of the threat against the company, the labour leader accused the government of being more interested in fighting among themselves than solving problems.

"If the prime minister can't lead, she should leave," he said.

Mrs May responded by saying the government had brought the deficit down, put millions more into jobs and spent record amounts on education and health.

It comes as Bombardier workers travelled to London to call for the government to take tougher action to fight against a massive US trade tarif on the firm for the sale of the C  Series aircraft, which is part built in Belfast.

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