Jeremy Corbyn has on-air meltdown over childcare costs during excruciating interview

Jeremy CorbynAnthony Devlin/Getty ImagesJeremy Corbyn stumbled during an interview on the Women’s Hour

LONDON — Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn suffered an embarrassingĀ “brain fade” today after failing to explain how much his party’s flagship childcare policy will cost.

Corbyn was asked on Radio 4’s Women’s Hour about Labour plans to provide universal free childcare for three million children.

The Labour leader was forced to search in vain on his iPad for the details of the policy, which he had apparently come on the programme to announce.

It was the first major stumble for the Labour leader during this campaign and comes after an otherwise assured performance in last night’s Channel Four / Sky News’ Battle For Number Ten debate.

It follows a similar stumble by Labour’s shadow home secretary Diane Abbott over the cost of Labour’s policing plans.

Listen to Corbyn’s Women’s Hour “Brain fade”

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