Nothing has quite sparked debate like Jeremy Corbyn's opinions on jam
The Labour leader pulls no punches when it comes to spreads.
Breaking news: Jeremy Corbyn, a man who has an allotment and makes his own jam, doesn’t like strawberry jam.
We’ll just give you a bit of time to let that sink in.
We found out this tasty tidbit when the Labour leader visited a children’s centre in Leyland, Lancashire, to launch the party’s new £1 billion education policy of free meals for all primary school pupils paid for by VAT on private school fees.
Sure, this might seem to be the central story – but somehow it seems like jam-gate has overtaken it. Whilst making cupcakes with children (just another day in the life of a politician) Corbyn asked them what their favourite flavour of jam was. To his dismay, they all answered with strawberry.
This went down like a shortage of jam on scones for Corbyn. And this is a man who knows his stuff as he makes his own jam – but blackberry and apple flavoured, obviously not strawberry.
For many, this was the last straw. How could a jam-lover like Corbyn shun strawberry? We can’t believe he uses a different jam for his cream teas – that would be unthinkable!
Others just want to try his jam and are glad that the spread has *finally* entered the political arena. It’s about time.
But not everyone knows what to think, begging the question: what is the best flavour of jam?
Some just can’t really cope with the fact that this humble spread has become such a hot topic.
We always knew that jam would one day be the main issue to divide the country.