Professor Eats His Own Books On TV After Losing Bet On Elections


Matthew Goodwin pledged in late May that he would eat his new book about Brexit if Britain's Labour Party received more than 38 percent of the vote in Britain's snap election.

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

A United Kingdom professor has been forced to eat his own words on live television after the British Labour party polled more than 38 percent of the vote at the United Kingdom election.

He tweeted a few hours earlier that the public had "won" and that he would in fact be tucking into his book live on air.

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Amid mounting pressure, he tweeted on Saturday: "OK. So, all I'm going to do is sit here and eat my book while you guys carry on", he told the news presenter. The author gave a sad thumbs up and spoke about the all the chemicals he would be ingesting on chewing these pages of the hardbound book. "But I've got to get through the whole thing".

On May 27, Professor Goodwin attracted attention on social media when he confidently predicted that Labour would be wiped out in the election.

The interviewer joked with Professor Goodwin when he asked: 'Is the consistency strong and stable or is it a bit weak and wobbly, that paper?'

"I was surprised that Jeremy Corbyn added two percentage points, or got two percentage points, more than I had expected and I did say that I would eat this book", Mr Goodwin said while holding up a copy of his Brexit: Why Britain voted to leave the European Union.