Professor eats his pro-Brexit book after election stunner

A British professor who promised on Twitter to eat his pro-Brexit book if the Labor Party polled better than 38 percent kept his promise on live television Saturday.

“I’m saying this out loud,” Matthew Goodwin tweeted on May 27. “I do not believe that Labour under Jeremy Corbyn will poll 38%. I will happily eat my new Brexit book if they do.”

Shortly after the surprising results from Thursday’s vote came in showing that the Conservative Party of Prime Minister Theresa May lost its majority in Parliament, the Twitterverse started demanding that Goodwin make lunch of the recently issued book, “Brexit.”

“I was surprised that Jeremy Corbyn got 2 percentage points more than I had expected and I did say that I would eat this book,” the pundit admitted on London-based SkyNews, adding, “Two percentage points make a big difference and I am a man of my word. I’m just going to sit here and eat my book while you guys carry on.”

The University of Bath professor then began munching on a few torn-out pages, leaving him unable to answer a follow-up question from the program’s host.

Once he swallowed, he shrugged when asked about the taste, then added, “It’s a hardback, so there are a lot of chemicals. But I’ve got to get through the whole thing.”

Filed under