John and his team were out canvassing whilst Jeremy Corbyn was on Womens’ Hour, finding himself unable to say how much his childcare pledges would cost and where the money was coming from… Although none of the canvassing team had heard the interview, people coming to the doors were expressing their alarm that Corbyn and his team could soon be in the highest offices of state.
EB: How much will it cost?
JC: Er, it will cost, er. It will obviously cost a lot, we accept that.
EB: You presumany have the figures?
JC: Yes, I do.
EB: So how much will it cost?
JC: I’ll give you the ﬁgure in a moment.
EB: You don’t know it.
EB: You’re logging into your iPad here. You’re announcing a major policy. and you don’t know how much it will cost?
JC: Can I give you the exact ﬁgure in a moment?
EB: You’re holding your manifesto, you’re ﬂicking through it, you’ve got an iPad there, you’ve had a phone call while you’re in here, and yet you don’t know how much it’s going to cost.
JC: Can we come back go that in a moment?
EB: This is a policy you’re launching this morning…