This is a daily blog about Britain’s next General Election, in which Eater London will find even the most tangential means of writing about the intersection of politics and food.
Tetley’s Tea, the company responsible for ruining Bill Withers’ Lovely Day, today hosted Boris Johnson at its headquarters in Stockton-on-Tees. Johnson posed perfectly normally with workers, drank tea, and donned a hard hat for the press corps. “We want to make this country the best place in the world to do business so that you and your family can get ahead,” he said, emptily.
- Johnson later visited Scotland to be photographed holding a dram of Scotch, at Diageo’s Roseisle Distillery near Elgin. Strong.
- Meanwhile, he’s still going on about microwaving his Brexit deal, this time on “gas mark 4.” Just “prick the lid,” he says. Dangerous.
- Is this a potato-based class betrayal from Shadow Secretary of State for Employment Rights, Laura Pidcock? All very well being a good socialist who recognises the importance of public transport, but blue “lightly sea salted” Tyrrells crisps, Laura? Howay!
- In the Labour leader’s letter accepting deputy leader Tom Watson’s resignation, Jeremy Corbyn said in his penultimate paragraph: “I’ve always enjoyed our convivial chats about many things including cycling, exercise and horticulture. I hope the horseradish plants I gave you thrive.” Spicy.
Thank you @tom_watson for your service to our party and your constituents. I know you’ll continue to take on the vested interests of the Murdoch empire, big sugar companies and the gambling industry. This is not the end of our work together. pic.twitter.com/MpYLVklHdr— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) November 6, 2019
- With little information available on exactly what the Lib Dems are (eating or drinking), here’s a gallery of Lib Dem politicians holding dairy products “disapprovingly”, from the archives. Awkward.