Mr Corbyn dodged key questions on Brexit and the Union to name a few just moments into the ITV debate between the Prime Minister and the leader of the Opposition. But what appeared to bother voters more were his spectacles that drew in more attention on Twitter as the Labour leader battled barbs from Mr Johnson. Broadcaster Jeremy Vine said: “I’m starting to worry about Jeremy Corbyn’s glasses. #ITVDebate.”
He posted an image of them slipping down his face, much to the amusement of his followers.
Another was quick to zoom in on the brand.
She said: “I can confirm that surprisingly perhaps for a socialist, he is wearing the designer brand of glasses; Hugo Boss Orange.”
Another added: “Should have gone to Specsavers.”
Another commenter said: “They’re Chinese imports, which he is dead against.”
A fifth joked: “Unfortunately for him they’re leaning to the right.”
Another said: “Free glasses from the State.”
The debate was off to a flying start for Mr Johnson, who got a rapturous applause from the audience as he gave lengthy answers to questions.
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The pair are set for a huge clash as the Conservative and Labour Party leaders go head-to-head in the first live television debate ahead of the general election on December 12.
The hour-long contest promises to be a fiery affair, with the Prime Minister and Mr Corbyn having the opportunity to scrutinise each other’s policy pledges and promises, while being grilled by a studio audience.
They will also likely take the opportunity to scrutinise each other’s positions on Brexit ahead of the UK’s proposed departure from the European Union on January 31, 2020.
The leaders of the Liberal Democrats, Brexit Party and SNP will not be taking part in this debate.
But there will be interviews with Jo Swinson, Nigel Farage and Nicola Sturgeon televised on ITV from 10pm.
Mr Johnson has received a huge boost ahead of the debate after a new leading poll saw his Conservative Party surge into a huge 18-point lead over Labour.
The opinion poll from Kantar of 1,176 people online between November 14-18 has seen support for the Tories jump eight percent to 45 percent from the last poll from the first six days ago.
The Labour Party remains unchanged on 28 percent but is seeing the distance to its fierce rival growing all the time.
The Prime Minister has written to Mr Corbyn demanding he answer four crucial questions during the debate.
Mr Johnson has challenged the Labour leader to say if he would vote to leave or remain in a second referendum, back party conference policy to extend freedom of movement, reveal how much more he would pay the EU for market access, and guarantee every Labour candidate would back his clouded Brexit policy.