Professor eats his pro-Brexit book after election stunner

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On May 28 Goodwin made a bold promise to "eat" his recent book on Brexit if Labour gained 38 percent of votes in the snap election.

Following the United Kingdom election on June 9, Mr Corbyn's Labour party scored 40.3 percent of the vote.

Goodwin ate his book about Brexit on Sky News which stunned panel members as well as the audience. Prime Minister Theresa May and her Conservative Party's representation in Parliament fell to 318 MPs - eight seats shy of keeping an outright majority in the Parliament - while Corbyn's Labour Party brought their representation to 262 MPs.

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Matthew, you are a good man. Don't let us down now. Two percentage points makes a big difference, and I am a man of my word. "I was surprised that Jeremy Corbyn got two percentage points more than I had expected, and I did say that I would eat this book", Metro News reported. "So I'm going to sit here and eat my book while you carry on", Goodwin said on Sky News before chomping on some pages.

You may accuse Matthew Goodwin, a political science professor from the United Kingdom, of short-sightedness but you can not fault the man for not staying true to his words.

He then gave a slightly sad thumbs up to the camera. While people on the social media began to worry about the health effect of the act, the Sky News producer tweeted that Goodwin did not swallow the page he was munching on.

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