"I miss meat": Union leader Keir Starmer reveals he has been a vegetarian for years for health and environmental reasons, but admits he still has pine trees for bacon sandwiches and chicken curry
- I told Sky & # 39; s Ridge on Sunday that he has been a vegetarian for many years
- He said that his wife Victoria was one too, but that he sometimes missed meat
- Jeremy Corbyn was known to be a strict vegetarian with his own proud allotment
The opposition leader admitted his meat-free diet wasn't easy – and he still craves bacon sandwiches and a chicken curry
Union leader Sir Keir Starmer tries to distance his party from the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn. But he revealed that they have one thing in common today: They are both vegetarians.
Sir Keir confirmed on Sky & # 39; s Ridge Sunday that he has been a vegetarian for many years and that his wife Victoria was one too.
But the opposition leader admitted that his meat-free diet wasn't easy – and he still craves bacon sandwiches and a chicken curry.
Mr Corbyn was known to be a vegan strict vegetarian who at one point said he was going through the process of becoming a vegan – but not taking the full plunge.
Sir Keir is in good company as a fan of Specksarnies – the time of his predecessor Ed Miliband as party chairman between 2010 and 2015 was overshadowed by an extremely unflattering image in which he chewed a butty in 2014.
The current Labor leader confirmed today that years ago he had given up meat for health and environmental reasons, but that it was not simply sailing.
Sir Keir is in good company as a fan of Specksarnies – the time of his predecessor Ed Miliband as party chairman between 2010 and 2015 was overshadowed by an extremely unflattering image in which he chewed a butty in 2014
Mr Corbyn was notoriously a self-assigned strict vegetarian who at one point said he was going through the process of becoming a vegan – but didn't take the full plunge
He said to Ridge, "I basically gave up years ago because eating meat wasn't right for the body and the planet, but I have to say I miss meat."
When asked what he was missing in particular, he looked wistful as he added, “Oh, bacon sandwiches, chicken curry, as you call it, almost everything!
"Well, this is hard work for me, but my wife has been a vegetarian longer than me for many years …"
In 2017, Jeremy Corbyn suggested going vegan after around 50 years as a vegetarian.
The Labor leader spoke at an event organized by the eco-brand Lush, where he praised veganism and was delighted with the movement's growth.
Mr Corbyn was asked if he now intends to "take the next logical step towards veganism".
The Labor leader replied, “It's a fair question. I am eating more and more vegan food and I have more and more vegan friends, in fact there are quite a few vegan MPs, actually not many, but there are some.
“I think what has improved so much is the vegetarian and vegan food that has gotten so much better over the past few years.
“One of my close relatives just turned vegan and I went to her home for dinner and it was absolutely awesome.
“So I'm going through the process, okay? I will not go any further. & # 39;
Workers later insisted that Mr Corbyn actually had no plans to cut milk or eggs and that he would be light-hearted at Congress. Sources close to the Labor leader said he was too partial to Somerset Brie to go completely vegan.