It may not be the healthiest snack but news of a price rise has led many to express their love and affection for sausage rolls. Now an MP has claimed that the carb-filled rolls are essential to keeping strength up for marathon training.
The Budget closed a VAT loophole that meant some hot takeaway foods, such as sausage rolls and pasties, escaped the duty. Labour MP Ed Balls said he is keeping his carbohydrates up with sausage rolls, perhaps as a sideways swipe to George Osborne’s Budget. Opposition leader Ed Miliband and Mr Balls were filmed spending £4.70 on eight sausage rolls during a visit to a Greggs bakery in Redditch.
"You need to make sure you keep your carbohydrates up - that's what we're doing today - even if it's costing people quite a lot more in tax to come here in the future,” Mr Balls said. The Morley and Outwood MP is one of eight MPs running the capital marathon on April 22. He is raising money for Whizz Kidz, which supports young disabled people's mobility, and Action for Stammering Children.