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8:42pm 21st May 2017
(Updated 8:42pm 21st May 2017)

First came David Cameron's apparent cream tea gaffe on the last election campaign trail...

Now it is claimed Theresa May has endorsed the Cornish way of doing things.

(As if we were ever in any doubt on this side of the Tamar right?)

According to YouGov, the Prime Minister has told The Times she puts the jam first, cream on top.

And this comes just a month after the new series of Great British Bake-Off appeared to weigh-in on the debate - see picture above for confirmation, as if any was needed!

According to a YouGov poll in November 2016, 61% of the nation agrees with Cornwall.

It also found people were split on whether to pronounce it scone (as in gone) or scone (as in cone).

A spokesperson added: "So, while as a nation we may never be able to agree on how scone should be said, we can at least sit down together, pour a nice cup of tea, and tuck in to a jam and cream scone.

"As long as the jam goes on first of course".

Remember David Cameron's gaffe during the last election...

 

A couple of years ago, website Afternoon Tea revealed 60% of those asked agreed that the jam goes on the scone before the cream.

The bookings website found northerners are more likely to do it the Duchy way.

82% of those asked in Yorkshire reportedly agree with the Cornish while Londoners are divided - with 51% choosing jam first.

Founder of Afternoon Tea Week and afternoontea.co.uk, Keith Newton, told the Western Morning News: "For years the jam/scone debate has raged but it’s always been associated with Devon and Cornwall.

"We're glad to shed light on the rest of the country's perspective but we don't expect this will end the debate".

Agreed! In the meantime, watch how to make the perfect cream tea the Cornish way...

8:42pm 21st May 2017

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