Jessica Taylor

Parliament reopening is normally an occasion of much pomp and fanfare.

But this time, for obvious reasons, there was no Queenie or Blackrod in attendance. Parliament reopening in the midst of a pandemic was no normal affair.

MPs sat two metres apart and some phoned in via video link, for the first time ever, as Keir Starmer grilled acting prime minister Dominic Raab for the first time. Strangely, it felt as though the dusty halls of Westminster might actually be crawling into the 21st century and it was fascinating to watch.

House of Commons photographer Jessica Taylor was on hand to capture the historic day, and people on social media marvelled at her photos.

But there was one image in particular which garnered particular attention.

Yup, you’ve guessed it, it was this snap of former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who made his return to the chamber to watch Starmer in action.

In case you hadn't noticed, Corbyn is a fairly divisive figure in UK politics. Some people love him, while others really don’t.

But when ITV’s Peston asked people on Twitter to think of captions for the photograph, they were flooded with positive replies about the Labour leader.

There were plenty of compliments for Corbyn as he resumed his usual place on the back benches.

But some did question whether Corbyn should be there anyway, given he's over 70 and government guidelines advise older people to be at home right now.

Regardless, surely one thing we can all agree on is that it's an incredible photo, right?

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