“I’ve eaten a Caesar salad, had a couple of cups of tea, and read a bit, and talked a bit to my team, it’s been very pleasant.”
The words of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn ahead of his live TV head-to-head with Boris Johnson last night, which a YouGov poll called as a victory for the Labour leader on “in touch”, “trustworthiness”, the NHS, and overall performance.
A light, summery choice for a bitterly cold day up in Salford is testament to just how radical the Labour leader is. Corbyn, a vegetarian for 50 years, is known to tend to an allotment near his north London home and is often referred to, affectionately, as a “herbivore”, and recently revealed that he had given his long-time deputy Tom Watson a horseradish plant.
It prompted the commentariat to wonder what else he might have eaten in order to combat the stereotypes.
yeah Jeremy why didn't you eat a live horse you coward— Owen REGISTER TO VOTE Jones (@OwenJones84) November 19, 2019
And, likewise, the Voyager of Culinary Discovery (who, incidentally has since been to a rock factory in Blackpool* and eaten traditional Sikh food at a temple in Southall, London). What might he have hoofed?
a massive cream cake with his own face on it— Jim Pickard (@PickardJE) November 19, 2019
Last night’s debate ended with another food reference: Johnson proposed that were he forced to leave a present under Corbyn’s Christmas tree, and following a gag about leaving a copy of his Brexit deal fell on deaf ears, he suggested he’d offer a jar of damson jam. Corbyn replied, chuckling and somewhat predictably, that this would be unnecessary, since he already had his own.