The National:

FIRST Minister Nicola Sturgeon has weighed in on the row over claims Jeremy Corbyn called Theresa May a "stupid woman" during Prime Minister's Questions.

Debate has been raging over whether the Labour leader made the remark, with the Tories accusing him of using a sexist insult.

Labour and Corbyn have denied those claims, saying instead that he had used the words "stupid people".

WATCH: Jeremy Corbyn appears to call Theresa May a 'stupid woman' at PMQs

Sturgeon was asked for her response to the comments as she entered 10 Downing Street for talks with May on Brexit. She hit the nail on the head.

The First Minister repeated her comments on Twitter: "If he said it, he should apologise – but then everyone should move on. Brexit is a much bigger priority. Also a bit ironic – and galling – to hear Tories who are happy to defend the rape clause suddenly pretend to be feminists."

It was only this week that Tory MSP Brian Whittle claimed there was no such thing as the rape clause.

Here's a reminder of these comments in an interview with Holyrood Magazine: "Well, number one, again, this is where politics is appalling, there is no such thing as a rape clause. That’s an invention. There’s an exemption clause.

“Why don’t we call it a children in care clause? Because it’s part of the same thing.

"I’ll tell you what I think about that, there’s a legitimate debate to be had around the child cap that will never happen because, politically, you wouldn’t be allowed to say what you’ve got to say. The term ‘rape clause’ is an invention to beat the Tories with. It’s the invention of another political party."

We eagerly await his explanation for organisations including Scottish Women's Aid and Rape Crisis Scotland opposing the rape clause.