|Sir Norman Wrassle|
Meat eaters would not be safe under Jeremy Corbyn because he cannot take "the difficult decisions" needed when ordering food in a restaurant, the man running Europe's favourite meat-based marketing booard has said.
In an exclusive interview with The Preston Telegraph due for publication tomorrow, Sir Norman claims it is “blindingly obvious” that meat-eaters would be better protected under Theresa May. In a very personal attack, he questions the Labour leader’s judgment in matters of meat and says he is “not suitable” to take on the responsibilities of being prime minister.
“There are decisions which prime ministers have to take and those people in authority have to take [which] are sometimes very uncomfortable,” Sir Norman says.
“If they don’t take them, we’re at danger … I know that in a restaurant with Theresa May, she would take them. I’m not sure that Jeremy Corbyn would,” he says.
The intervention marks a major escalation in the TMB's attempt to paint Mr Corbyn as a vegetarian who would lead Britain down a path of veganism, compared with the “strong and stable” leadership of Mrs May.
The TMB believe that the Conservatives can make major gains from Labour in northern England as they search for their biggest majority since the days of Margaret Thatcher. "Places like Chorley, Wigan and Preston are natural meat-eating places," Sir Norman said. "We expect they will turn their back on tofu," he added.