Life-long vegetarian Jeremy Corbyn turned up to the fourth annual British Kebab Awards last night to present the award for Outstanding Contribution to the British kebab industry.
Corby, who also doesn’t drink, took to the podium to jokingly promote his takeaway of choice – “a good falafel”.
He said: “Vegetarian aficionado of kebab shops, I hope I’m still welcome. I’m always very pleased whenever I get to any kebab shop to enjoy a good falafel.”
— Aysha S. Raza (@DrAyshaRaza) March 23, 2016
A Twitter storm erupted as #britishkebabawards starting trending. There were a puns a plenty, with suspicions that Corbyn only turned up to the awards to get more doners. Same shish different day, I guess.
Priceless Corbyn at tonight’s #BritishKebabAwards. First sentence: “I’m a vegetarian. How many of you serve falafels?!”
— Ben Dilks (@BenDilks) March 23, 2016