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Posts Tagged: Emily Thornberry MP
Darren Grimes: A Pride Day? There’s a good case for one. But a whole Pride Month? That’s just virtue signalling.
At the end of the day, being gay in 2020 is ok. We are no longer prime victims of oppression, and we should reject four weeks of self-indulgence and narcissism.
Richard Holden: Labour has socially distanced from voters in my seat – and others in the north and midlands. Starmer won’t change that.
The party is pinned down where it feels at home – in its new heartlands of central London, the middle of major cities and the University towns.
Iain Dale: Which Starmer will we get as Labour’s new leader this weekend? Radical Starmer? Or Safety First Starmer?
For his Shadow Cabinet, I would choose media friendly spokespeople, and back them up with deputies more on the policy wonkish side of things.
“It was disastrous for us to go into a general election in those circumstances.”
“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.