The BBC host hit out at Mr Corbyn’s shock claim and said he does not see the likelihood of a Corbyn-led government happening “immediately”.

Hosting BBC Daily Politics, Mr Neil said: “Mr Corbyn at Prime Minister’s Questions went on , yet again. He’s quite getting the hang of this.”

Mr Neil said the Labour leader began with a “strong first question” which caused laughter from the opposition.

He added: “Then he continued with a number of questions about Brexit and brought in the economy as well.

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“And I think, because of the Government, because we are waiting on this white paper and a number of government positions have yet to be made public, it’s a good line for Mr Corbyn to take.

“The Prime Minister finds it very hard that a number of these issues, on the customs union and so on, to give a straight answer.

“So, in the end, Mr Corbyn called for the Prime Minister to set aside and let Labour negotiate Britain’s withdrawal.

“That’s not going to happen immediately, I don’t think. But it was an interesting ending to it all.”

During Prime Minister’s Questions, Mr Corbyn said: “If PM can’t negotiate a deal for Britain why doesn’t she step aside and let Labour negotiate a comprehensive customs union deal, living standards backed by trade unions and business in this country.

“Stand aside and make way for those who will.”

Mrs May got her own back by dismissing Labour’s claim they are better equipped to negotiate with the EU – insisting they would “sell Britain out”.

She said: “His position is we should have triggered Art 50 straight after the referendum, with no work having been done on the preparations.

“He wouldn’t have a white page let along a white paper.

“What Labour would have done is what they do every time in government, they would have sold Britain out.”

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