Up high? Too slow! Corbyn’s high-five ends in awkward thud

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of Britain’s Labour Party, tries to exchange a high five with Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry at the general election counting center. (Reuters)

In the overnight hours of the Labour surge when results pointed toward a hung Parliament, there was a moment of levity during celebrations for a colleague of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s in north London.

A missed “high-five” that ended in an awkward place.

As Corbyn and Labour Member of Parliament Emily Thornberry embraced, pointing at the other with huge smiles, the opposition leader’s attempt at a “high-five” wasn’t seen by his colleague and landed palm flat in a thud against her chest.

Video of the slightly awkward moment was popular on social media on Friday.

Labour high spirits were dampened later in the day when Prime Minister Theresa May, in spite of an election debacle that saw her Conservatives lose their parliamentary majority, told the nation she would stay on in a minority government coalition.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:49 - GMT 06:49