“It was disastrous for us to go into a general election in those circumstances.”
Posts Tagged: Emily Thornberry MP
“We weren’t sufficiently clear about what our priorities were…it just wasn’t convincing.’
WATCH: “I’m glad my constituents aren’t as stupid as yours”, Thornberry told MP in a Leave seat, Flint alleges
The unseated MP for Don Valley has harsh words for the Labour frontbench over their Remain agenda. (Though Thornberry denies the claim.)
WATCH: “We must strive night and day, whatever it takes, to keep Britain in the European Union”, says Thornberry
The Shadow Foreign Secretary receives a standing ovation as she urges a harder anti-Brexit stance for Labour.
Plus: Why won’t Corbyn come on LBC and give an interview? He hasn’t done once since becoming Labour leader.
In his need, Labour’s leader is turning for inspiration to a predecessor who will scarcely be at the top of his list of role models.
Brexit has changed much for them, but less than one might think – at least when it comes to their strategic position at Westminster.
Plus: Will the 21 rebels get the whip back? And: The Tories need younger members, and so does everyone else.
Mark Harper: Yeah but no but yeah but. When it comes to making up its mind about an election, Labour is Vicky Pollard.
Jeremy Corbyn’s Surrender Bill won’t just delay Brexit. It threatens to stop it altogether.
“I have a Jewish member of stage who when she goes to family weddings can’t say who she works for.”
WATCH: “Anybody who outshines the Dear Leader risks being airbrushed out of history” – Lidington cautions Long-Bailey
He wonders why it is that Thornberry, his usual jousting partner, is not being allowed to stand in for Corbyn this week.
Corbyn’s new stand-in was strikingly self-possessed.
WATCH: May’s deputy rejects Thornberry’s attempt to draw a link between Brexit and ‘New IRA’ violence
“I don’t think those murderers in Derry were motivated by any thoughts about the border or about customs arrangements.”
Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: Lidington gives the impression that on Brexit the Government is becalmed
The Prime Minister’s deputy baffled inquiry with consummate professionalism.
Esther McVey with the support of MPs from across the party is refreshing and renewing the project.