JEREMY Corbyn’s special Christmas meal will be his staple thin soup but with the addition of half a potato.
The Labour leader’s usual daily diet is a frugal, flavourless soup that constantly simmers in a battered saucepan on a portable gas stove in his otherwise empty kitchen.
However he has revealed plans for a special Christmas variant involving decadent potato slices.
Corbyn said: “I don’t nomally like to waste money on anything except the minimum nutritional essentials for staying alive, but as it’s the festive season and I have family coming round, I’ve decided to splash out.
“The potato will really compliment the vaguely oniony flavour of the base liquid. I expect the meal to be quite a talking point – I may even throw in some herbs if I can find anything growing on the roadside. No salt though, it’s expensive and ethically questionable.
“I’ll use half a potato in the broth and we can share the other half for pudding, if anyone still has room.
“Of course it will be shared equally – two potato chunks per guest.”