Jeremy Corbyn shows other politicians how to talk to children

Written by David Singleton on 6 April 2017 in Diary
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Watch: The Labour leader polled kids about their favourite flavour of jam.

Exchanges between political leaders and children do not always go to plan. Just ask David Cameron. Or George Osborne. Or  - most recently - Theresa May.

But has Jeremy Corbyn proved himself to be the exception to the rule that children and politicians do not mix?

The Labour leader headed to Leyland in Lancashire to talk about Labour's free school meals pledge and to show a group of children at a holiday club how to make a cake.

At one point, Corbyn talked tactics with the child sitting next to him.

The Labour leader showed he was keen to learn from his mistakes as he happily accepted advice on the best way to crack an egg..

 “That’s right, because you don’t want the eggshell in the cake,” said Corbyn, after being told what he needed to do.

 

 

 

 

Corbyn then revealed that made "a lot of jam" and conducted an impromptu opinion poll on the subject.

He asked the group: "What's your favourite flavour of jam?"

And after the jam poll pointed to a resounding preference for strawberry, Corbyn had bad news for his baking companions. But the Labour leader leader did not shirk his responsibility to tell the truth.

He declared ruefully: "You wouldn’t like my jam then."

 

 

 

 

 

Picture by: Danny Lawson/PA Wire/PA Images.

 

 

 

 

 

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