David Cameron making a joke about Labour banning McDonalds from its party conference during prime minister's questions today was probably inevitable.
"When I read they were going to ban McDonnell from their party conference I thought it was the first sensible decision they had made," he said, crowbarring into his gag the fact Labour's shadow chancellor's name is John McDonnell.
"It turns out it wasn’t the job destroyer they wanted to keep away from their conference, it was one of Britain’s biggest employers. No wonder Labour MPs are in despair."
"Frankly," he said, teeing up the (terrible) punchline. "I'm lovin' it."
Jeremy Corbyn has told his MPs that Labour was right to turn down cash from McDonald’s because of the fast food giant’s poor record on trade unions and workers’ rights.
A string of angry backbenchers lined up at the weekly Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP) meeting on Monday evening to criticise the decision to refuse £30,000 from the US company for a stall at their conference in Liverpool this autumn.
The ban was in response to McDonald’s refusal to recognise the Bakers’ Food And Allied Workers Union (BFAW) and other unions.
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