Jeremy Corbyn brilliantly threw shade on Theresa May for her field of wheat comment

Bridie Pearson-Jones
Sunday 25 June 2017 11:45
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Leader of the Opposition and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn seemed to have a great time at Glastonbury.

He threw some serious shade at Donald Trump in front of one of the festival's biggest crowds, and he served people beer too.

After his speech, which occurred just before a performance of hip-hop super group Run the Jewels, the Labour leader sat down with NME and took the opportunity to condemn the Prime Minister for "the naughtiest thing she's ever done".

Corbyn told the music magazine he was "far too responsible a citizen" to run through a field of wheat, referring to the Theresa May's confession to ITV's Julie Etchingham earlier this month.

He said, tongue firmly in cheek:

I grew up in the countryside in Wiltshire and then later in Shropshire.

I was taught from a very, very early age you walk round the edge of a cropped field.

You don’t walk through a field of wheat because it will damage the wheat.

Not holding back, he added:

I’m totally shocked that anyone would run through a wheat field and damage wheat.

It’s a terrible thing to do.

In case you missed it, during the election campaign, Theresa May was asked in an interview with ITV the naughtiest thing she'd ever done where she replied:

Oh, goodness me.

Well, I suppose… gosh.

Do you know, I’m not quite sure.

I can’t think what the naughtiest thing…

Well, nobody is ever perfectly behaved, are they?

I have to confess, when me and my friend, sort of, used to run through the fields of wheat, the farmers weren’t too pleased about that.

In comparison, when Corbyn was asked the same question he said "it's far too naughty to talk about".

NME aren't the only ones to draw comparison between the Labour leader performing in the countryside and Theresa May running through wheat fields.

Memes have been widely shared highlighting the comparison and one festival go-er donned a flag depicting the Prime Minister in a wheat field.

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