LABOUR leadership contender Owen Smith has revealed plans to engage ISIS with biscuit-based chit chat.
After commenting that he would be prepared to meet with the militant fundamentalists, Smith outlined his plan to ‘warm the room’ with some Jaffa Cakes.
He said: “I’d buy a big double-sized box of Jaffa Cakes, arrange them fetchingly on a plate then ask the ISIS guys whether they reckon they are cakes or biscuits.
“It’s just a good harmless way to get a bit of banter going. I learned it on one of the many team-building weekends I’ve been on.”
Smith added that whether ISIS opted for ‘biscuit’ or ‘cake’, he would adopt the opposite approach to get a discussion going.
“It’s good to play ‘devil’s advocate’ on the Jaffa issue because it keeps the chat flowing. So I’d argue against them. Not too strongly though, for obvious reasons.
“I’d probably close the meeting with a few asides about our respective plans for the weekend, like how I’m off to Pizza Express and they’re going to throw some gay people off of buildings.”