Beard Liberation Front
Media release 24th August
Contact Keith Flett 07803 167266
Traingate: The battle of beards- 89% back Corbyn over Branson
The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said that in the Traingate battle of the beards between Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Virgin boss Richard Branson its on-line poll involving several hundred beard wearers has found 89% back the Labour leader against just 11% for the Virgin boss.
While Branson is one of the most well-known hirsute businessmen in the UK, Corbyn is six times winner of the Parliamentary Beard of the Year Award. Branson has never won an Award for his beard.
The campaigners say that Jeremy Corbyn’s beard exhibits the gravitas which some may feel Branson’s beard is lacking in.
Beard Liberation Front organiser Keith Flett said, When it comes to the Battle of the Beards, our well supported poll suggests Traingate means Jeremy Corbyn has taken Richard Branson to the barbers.