Monday, October 30, 2006

Culinary Delights: Labour Leadership Candidates' Eating Habits

John McDonnell may portray himself as a dyed-in-the-wool good ol' boy Leftie but he has a dark secret. Soon after getting elected he contributed to a book of MPs favorite recipes. His entry was not exactly Cordon Bleu. It was a recipe for ... Sugar on Bread, a dish which is usually the preserve of dope heads with the munchies or someone with a smack habit.
McDonnell obviously isn't a druggie but there must be something deeply wrong about a man who looks forward to pouring some Silver Spoon granulated onto a slice of tasteless white bread. I like to think there is nothing too good for the workers when matters of food and drink are concerned. To choose a recipe so revolting and uninspiring reveals a serious character defect in my book.
On the subject of leadership candidates eating habits, I am told that Peter Hain certainly used to enjoy a very strange diet, which might account for his orange hue. He didn't eat any meat or bread or dairy products.
When it comes to the eating habits of Labour leadership candidates and we ask where's the beef, the answer has to be Gordon Brown and Jon Cruddas, red blooded, red meat socialists.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Socialist Guru said...

I heard that Peter Hain almost had to resign as Northern Ireland secretary after Blair learnt he was an orange man.
You know wehn you've been tangoed.

10/31/2006 12:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even us veggies love Jon Cruddas!!!!

11/02/2006 3:12 AM  
Blogger Bob Piper said...

Looking at the incumbent I feel fairly sure that a healthy and balanced diet is not a qualification for the job.

11/02/2006 9:41 AM  
Blogger Charlie Pottins said...

Ah, the legendary sugar butties, probably a comfort food recalling John McDonnel's Liverpool origins.
Mind you I'm surprised with Nestles leaving its stamp on his constituency he never mentioned the equally fanous connie 'oney sarnis.
Not that I've ever tasted either, but there is such a thing as culinary patriotism.

12/11/2006 3:03 PM  
Blogger Charlie Pottins said...

"Sugar Butties may reflect John's scouse roots (why not a recipe for scouse?), but I'm surprised he did not mention that other Merseyside comfort speciality, the Connie Onnie Sarnie (not sure if I spelled it right) or "Condensed Milk Sandwich"; especially as Nestle's has left its mark on John's hayes and Harlington constituency.

12/22/2006 4:25 PM  

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