Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has insisted that he did have a good policy idea, but unfortunately the dog ate it so there’s nothing anyone can do. 
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has insisted that he did have a good policy idea, but unfortunately the dog ate it so there’s nothing anyone can do. Corbyn made these comments during a meeting of the Shadow Cabinet earlier today. 
 
After being asked by several Shadow Ministers whether he had any policy ideas to ‘reverse Labour’s pretty terrible poll ratings’ Corbyn replied that he had come up with a ‘brilliant idea’ that morning which he’d written down in detail. Unfortunately this document was then eaten by his dog, which he described as a ‘real shame’ as the idea ‘really was terrific’. 
 
At this point a number of Shadow Cabinet Ministers pointed out that Corbyn doesn’t actually own a dog, but close Corbyn ally John McDonnell shouted ‘Blairites sell-outs’ at them until they shut up. 
 
The document lost this morning represents just the latest of Corbyn’s ‘excellent policy ideas’ which he claims he’s lost in unfortunate circumstances. Last month Corbyn asserted that he’d come up with a ‘fully comprehensive and costed’ economic policy for Labour, but unfortunately this was lost when he tripped in the kitchen and dropped it into the blender. Meanwhile late last year Corbyn claimed to have lost much of Labours defence policy, as well as the party’s internal inquiry into anti-Semisism, after he left them in his trouser pocket and then put them through the wash. 
 
Senior Labour figures have reportedly been taking an ambivalent attitude towards Corbyn’s document mishaps. One senior figure, speaking on condition of anonymity, told The Spark that if Corbyn comes up with any more ideas ‘as stupid as not replacing the Trident missiles but still replacing the submarines', as the Labour leader suggested early in 2016, it’s probably best that he continues to ‘lose’ them. 
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