Ovation for Jeremy Corbyn as he returns to House of Commons

Ovation for Jeremy Corbyn as he returns to House of Commons

Ovation for Jeremy Corbyn as he returns to House of Commons

The political expert had promised to eat his own book, Brexit: Why Britain voted to leave the European Union if the party got more than 38% in the United Kingdom elections 2017 and kept his word as he ate pages from his book on live television.

The University of Kent professor has co-authored the book that he was seen eating, "Brexit: Why Britain voted to leave the European Union".

Labour secured 262 MPs at the June 8 General Election, up from the 232 elected in 2015 while Ed Miliband was leader.

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Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins now believes Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn could become Prime Minister - less than a year after saying he was "not destined" for the role. "I will happily eat my new Brexit book if they do", he had tweeted.

If you found the British election result hard to stomach, spare a thought for a politics professor who ate a copy of his own book on live TV after losing a public bet on Labour's support.

Speaking at the weekly Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP) meeting, Mr Corbyn, who received a 45-second ovation for the party's performance in last week's election, told his colleagues that 35,000 people have joined Labour since Friday.

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The scenes were in marked contrast to the hard meetings Mr Corbyn had with his critics in the parliamentary party before the election.

"I was surprised that Jeremy Corbyn got 2 percentage points more than I had expected and I did say that I would eat this book", the pundit admitted on London-based SkyNews, adding, "Two percentage points make a big difference and I am a man of my word".

Goodwin scrunched up a piece of paper and uncomfortably shoved it into his mouth and said: "It is actually a hardback, there are lots of chemicals but I have got to get through the whole thing".

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