Jeremy Corbyn won’t be cutting anything out for Lent because he has already given up ‘so many things’, his spokesman claimed.
The Labour leader, a teetotaler, rarely has the heating on in his office and there’s “not a lot of meat available”, according to his aides.
Asked what the outgoing leader would give up for Lent, Corbyn’s spokesman told journalists: “He’s given so many things up already that there’s very little left.
“If you work with Jeremy you will know that the heating is rarely turned on, there’s not a lot of meat available – so he’s a bit short of things to give up.
“Certainly the booze is a bit skimpy.”
Downing Street has been silent about whether the prime minister Boris Johnson intends to give anything up for the six-week period leading up to Easter.
He previously claimed he was giving up alcohol over the election campaign until Brexit was done – a promise he appeared to almost instantly break.