JEREMY Corbyn has told friends that he really enjoyed his second leadership contest in 12 months and suggested they do one every year.
The Labour leader, expected to easily beat rival Owen Smith, said that touring the country speaking to rallies of fervent supporters was the perfect way to spend the summer.
He continued: “I can’t believe I initially resented the parliamentary party for this.
“But instead of trying to sound convincingly unhappy about Brexit, I’ve had three months doing my absolute favourite thing of being more left-wing than everybody else, and what a treat.
“To be honest being in charge is a faff, so having a break from it while everybody reaffirmed their devotion to me was just the boost I needed.
“And I can’t lose because even if I did it’d all be the fault of Blairites and the mainstream media and the NEC and we’d demand a new contest, so there’s no risk whatsoever.
“Ah well, fun’s over until next year I suppose. Back to the jam-making.”