Corbyn Confesses Passion For Manhole Covers

Lorraine Kelly asked Jeremy Corbyn all the big questions this morning:

LK: “What about this? You collect manhole covers? Not actual manhole covers, one would assume, or drains. What is it… is this true?”

JC: “Well, are we talking privately here?”

LK: “No, there’s people listening out there!”

JC: “Oh really?… Well, actually, I got this from my mother. An interest in the sort of social history of how things happen, and if you walk around and look at drain covers, you’ll see in London MWB, Metropolitan Board of Works. That gives you the age of it, the Metropolitan Board of Works hasn’t been around for a long time. If you look at post office telegraphs, that’ll tell you the time they went, look at LCC tramways, look at the same in Glasgow, look at the same with Edinburgh. So you see a history of public utilities in drain covers. Some of them are quite artistic. I know this sounds a bit zany, but history is what we all live all the time, and it’s a kind of social history, so people look at the history of roads and the history of trams and housing and all this and I think looking at the way cities grow it also comes within it the architecture the different migrant groups that came. Look at the old Huguenot architecture in the east end of London, where did that come from? It came from the Hugeunots coming from what we call the low countries. Look at the same in the north east of England, the influence of Scandinavian architecture. We all come from somewhere don’t we? That’s what’s fascinating about history.”

LK:It’s an interesting one. Hours of fun.”

Was Jezza flirting?




Tip offs: 0709 284 0531
team@Order-order.com

Quote of the Day

Ed Miliband goes studs in on Theresa May:

“When PM says “nothing has changed” she is lying. If she lies about this what else?”

Sponsors

Guidogram: Sign up

Subscribe to the most succinct 7 days a week daily email read by thousands of Westminster insiders.

Facebook

Ministers Wheeled Out to Defend Ditched Care Policy Ministers Wheeled Out to Defend Ditched Care Policy
Watch: Crick Roasts “Weak and Wobbly” May Watch: Crick Roasts “Weak and Wobbly” May
Protester Arrested at May Wrexham Visit Protester Arrested at May Wrexham Visit
Clegg Spinning Brexit Doom Report Clegg Spinning Brexit Doom Report
Sunday Shows Sunday Shows
Read Tory Manifesto In Full Read Tory Manifesto In Full
Green Leaders Cringe Skit Green Leaders Cringe Skit
Never Ending Tory Deficit Reduction Horizon Never Ending Tory Deficit Reduction Horizon
LibDem Collapse Explained LibDem Collapse Explained
Taxpayers’ Alliance Updates Iconic Tory Poster Taxpayers’ Alliance Updates Iconic Tory Poster
Cult of Corbyn Cult of Corbyn
“Labour is Chocolate Gateau: Too Much Makes You Sick” “Labour is Chocolate Gateau: Too Much Makes You Sick”
Labour Election Broadcast Star’s “Tax Efficient” Accounting Labour Election Broadcast Star’s “Tax Efficient” Accounting
Reporter Grabs Boob Live on BBC Reporter Grabs Boob Live on BBC
Liar Clegg Brillo’d Liar Clegg Brillo’d
Listen: Was McDonnell Handed Deficit Note? Listen: Was McDonnell Handed Deficit Note?
Progressive Alliance Map of Chaos Progressive Alliance Map of Chaos
Andrew Murray’s Greatest Hits Andrew Murray’s Greatest Hits