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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.

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“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.” 

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