British pundit eats own book after bet on United Kingdom election results

British pundit eats own book after bet on United Kingdom election results

The professor of politics at the University of Kent was filmed eating pages of his book on Live TV and answering questions of the news anchor easily.

Matthew Goodwin stuffed his mouth with pages from a copy of his book on Brexit overnight during an interview with Sky News.

He said in a tweet last month that he did not think Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party would poll 38 percent in the general election on June 8.

Matthew Goodwin, a British author and political expert, was in a dicey situation when his prediction on the Labour party’s share in the polls was miscalculated. If, however, that does happen, he would happily eat his new Brexit book.

“I am a man of my word, so what I’m gonna do is sit here, and eat my book, while you guys carry on”, Goodwin continued.

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.

Whilst we’re still waiting for confirmation on exactly how many young people turned out to vote, it is clear that the 18-24 year old category were in part responsible for Labour’s surprising performance on Thursday. The main opposition Labour Party took 262.

But her party is deeply divided over what it wants from Brexit and the result means British businesses still have no idea what trading rules they can expect.