Jeremy Corbyn opened Labour’s meeting today by accidentally re-reading a speech he made just last month for a full 25-minutes.
The 66-year-old leader failed to notice his mistake as he repeated his state of the party address in its entirety.
Opposition representatives from the Blairite wing were sent text messages during the speech warning them not to interrupt the veteran leader, who remained completely unaware that he’s spoken the same words a month earlier.
Robert Mugabe’s recent major appearance as Zimbabwe’s President and party leader descended into shambles when he failed to use pre-briefed lines attacking Margaret Thatcher in his speech to the assemlbled rabble.
According to pre-briefed comments, Mr Mugabe was planning to invoke the memory of Margaret Thatcher by declaring that the Conservatives view Zimbabweans as “the enemy within” – the expression used by Lady Thatcher to describe them in the 1980s.
Lady Thatcher is a hate figure for many Zimbabwean activists who blame her for the decline of British colonialism in the 1980s and the imposition of Mugabe upon that country.