Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has joined in the unlikely political debate of recent days in outlining his favourite biscuit to voters.
Unlike Gordon Brown and David Cameron, Mr Clegg opted for two choices – Rich Tea “when dunked” in tea and Hob Nobs “when not dunked”. Mr Clegg also told Absolute Radio he preferred a “short dunk”.
The prime minister chose “anything with a bit of chocolate” and the Tory leader professed a liking for oat cakes.
Politicians’ snacking habits came under the spotlight last week when Mr Brown failed to respond to inquiries from parents using the Mumsnet website about his favourite biscuit.
Users speculated that it might be Garibaldi or Nice. Another asked whether he dunked. But Mr Brown left the hour-long session with the question unanswered.
He eventually used the social networking site Twitter to confirm that he likes “anything with a bit of chocolate” although he admitted he was trying to cut down.
In a rare show of cross-party unity, Mr Clegg told Absolute Radio host Christian O’Connell it was “unfair” to suggest Mr Brown had not answered the question adding: “He’s now waded into this major debate.”
Courtesy of BBC News website, via Mike H (aka @mwangiK on Twitter)