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Jeremy Corbyn thanks protester for eggs ahead of Pancake Day

Jeremy Corbyn
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The Labour leader has thanked a man who threw eggs at him and asked if anyone has some milk and flour he could borrow.

A man was arrested after an egg was thrown at the Labour Party leader while he visited a mosque in north London on Sunday.

A 41-year-old man was detained at the scene by Metropolitan Police officers and arrested on suspicion of assault and one-third of a pancake battery mix.

Corbyn, who received a police escort back to his allotment following the incident, later thanked the egg chucker on twitter.

“I’d like to thank the young man for his thoughtful gift of eggs and ask if others would be generous enough to lend me some milk and flour.

“It is Pancake Day this Tuesday and all I have in the cupboard are tins of beans.” 

While Mr Corbyn appears to have taken the egging in his stride Labour Party colleagues have condemned the egg donor.

Labour MP Jess Fishglove tweeted, “Acts of violence against politicians loses your argument, lessens your cause and demeans our democracy.

“If you must resort to a senseless waste of food to score a political point, I urge you to choose a vegan projectile.

“A tomato is just as effective as an egg and no chicken will have suffered for your cause.” 

Ant & Dec to host TV show “The People’s Vote” as alternative to second Brexit referendum

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The TV presenting duo, Ant & Dec, have confirmed they will host a live TV Brexit vote on March 30th. 

Theresa May appears to have found a solution to the parliamentary deadlock over Brexit, while simultaneously side-stepping the need for a difficult second referendum or requiring MPs to show an ounce of leadership. 

In a move which has outflanked the Labour Party, who only this week remembered that they had promised a second referendum, May will put the fate of Brexit to the people in a format that can leave no doubt about the winner.

Speaking outside 10 Downing Street with the two cheeky Geordies, the PM told reporters.

“Fundamentally the first referendum was flawed because its advisory nature was not well understood and the meaning of its outcomes ill-defined. To rectify this miscarriage of democracy I will hold a People’s Vote. 

“Let me be clear, this will not be a second Brexit referendum, it will be a form of democracy in which the people of this country are fully versed so there can be no doubt about the result.

 “On March the 30th, Anthony McPartlin OBE and Declan Donnelly OBE will host a live television extravaganza culminating in a premium-rate-number phone vote on our continued membership of the European Union. 

“I will honour the outcome of this vote and we will leave or remain based on its result on April 1st 2019” 

The People’s Vote will be broadcast by ITV at 7pm on Saturday March 30th with a results show the following day at 8pm. 

The format of the show has not been confirmed but sources from the production team have intimated it will be closer to Saturday Night Takeaway than Question Time and feature what has been described as a mock debate section between several ‘talented’ dogs.