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Emily Thornberry

British Labour politician

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Emily Thornberry: British Labour politician
Emily Anne Thornberry is a British politician who has served in the Shadow Cabinet of Jeremy Corbyn as Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs since 2016, and Shadow First Secretary of State since 2017. She was a candidate for Leader of the Labour Party in the 2020 leadership election.


Foreign Office advises against all non-essential foreign travel [Video]

Foreign Office advises against all non-essential foreign travel

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has said “now is not the time for finger-pointing” after Labour’s Emily Thornberry attacked US president Donald Trump’s response to the Covid-19 outbreak. The..

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Emily Thornberry out of Labour leadership contest [Video]

Emily Thornberry out of Labour leadership contest

Emily Thornberry has been eliminated from the Labour leadership contest after narrowly failing to secure the nominations she needed to make it into the final ballot of party members. At the midnight..

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Labour leader: Emily Thornberry out the race after failing to make it on to ballot

Emily Thornberry is out of the Labour leadership race after failing to make it on to the final members' ballot.
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Labour leadership: Emily Thornberry says Rebecca Long-Bailey did not do enough on antisemitism in hustings clash

Remaining leadership hopefuls clash over antisemitism and nationalisation plans in televised debate
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Labour leadership: Emily Thornberry tells members to 'get on with it' and nominate her

Plea from shadow foreign secretary comes as she faces being eliminated from contest to succeed Jeremy Corbyn
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Labour leadership: Landlords should be stripped of empty homes, says Emily Thornberry

Leadership hopeful calls for 'bigger stick' to be used to punish wealthy landlords
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Emily Thornberry denies 'sneering' at Brexit voters

Labour leadership contender hits back in TV grilling by BBC's Andrew Neil
Independent - Published

Labour leadership: Five candidates through to next round as Emily Thornberry secures backing moments after Clive Lewis pulls out of race

Shadow foreign secretary grabs her vital 22nd nomination from a party MP - as the deadline loomed
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Labour leadership: 'Tough old bird' Emily Thornberry says she will make it through to next round

Contenders to succeed Jeremy Corbyn need backing of 22 party MPs or MEPs by Monday to stay in the race
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Labour leadership: Emily Thornberry gives Corbyn '0 out of 10' for electoral performance

But shadow foreign secretary ranks Labour leader '10 out of 10' for principle
Independent - Published

Emily Thornberry 'battled' Corbyn aides to condemn attacks on Israel in Labour manifesto

Leadership contender says party should 'get on our knees and ask forgiveness' from Jewish community for handling of antisemitism
Independent - Published

Labour antisemitism: Emily Thornberry calls for staff who mishandled cases to be sacked

Leadership candidate says anyone implicated by equalities watchdog probe should be 'out the door immediately', as she reveals she was overruled during election campaign
Independent - Published

Corbyn's aides 'let down' Labour leader and should pay price for election defeat, says Thornberry

Actions of staff 'undermined him, and drained away...his authenticity', says leadership hopeful
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Brexit news – live: Boris Johnson warned against 'fantasy' NHS pledges ahead of Queen's speech, as Thornberry attacks Corbyn's advisers

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Labour leadership: Emily Thornberry announces bid to succeed Jeremy Corbyn

Emily Thornberry has announced plans to run to be Labour leader as she tore into Jeremy Corbyn for agreeing to gift Boris Johnson a Brexit election.
Independent - Published

Emily Thornberry launches legal action against ousted Labour MP Caroline Flint for 'making up s*** about me'

Emily Thornberry has announced she is taking legal action against ex-Labour MP Caroline Flint over the "complete lie" that she called Leave voters "stupid".
Independent - Published

Emily Thornberry said that Labour supporters who voted Leave were 'stupid', former MP claims

New Labour leader cannot be Remainer or 'Corbyn without a beard', says Caroline Flint
Independent - Published

General election: Labour government would make 'collective' decision over use of nuclear weapons

Emily Thornberry says Labour would maintain 'ambiguity' over circumstances in which Trident deterrent might be used
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson faces questions over Dominic Cummings' time in Russia after whistleblower raises 'serious concerns'

Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry writes to counterpart Dominic Raab to raise concerns
Independent - Published

Emily Thornberry urges Jeremy Corbyn to 'make a decision now' on Labour's Brexit stance

Shadow foreign secretary warns party risks losing 30% of pro-Remain votes without clear stance
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Let's decide our Brexit referendum stance now, says UK Labour's foreign policy chief

Britain's main opposition Labour Party should make a decision on what to campaign for in any second referendum now, the party's foreign affairs policy chief, Emily Thornberry, said on Sunday, putting..
Reuters - Published

Labour conference: Starmer and Thornberry ramp up pressure on Corbyn with pro-Remain message at rally

Leader urged to fully oppose Brexit as activists launch bid to force shift in party policy
Independent - Published

Emily Thornberry compares Liberal Democrats to Taliban over new Brexit policy

Lib Dem MP Chuka Umunna calls on shadow foreign secretary to withdraw 'inappropriate' comments over the party's Revoke policy
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson to face fresh humiliation as Labour rejects new bid for October general election

Emily Thornberry insists party is desperate for an early poll 'in our hearts, in our bones' – but could not trust 'a dishonest prime minister'
Independent - Published

Labour splits widen as Diane Abbott vows to support Remain over her party's Brexit deal

John McDonnell and Emily Thornberry also declare they would campaign to stay in EU
Independent - Published

Brexit: Emily Thornberry says Labour would be 'off our rockers' not to back Remain in second referendum

Position conflicts with Jeremy Corbyn who declined to say how Labour would campaign in a referendum if in government
Independent - Published

Emily Thornberry: Labour shadow foreign secretary taken to hospital after cycling accident

Islington South and Finsbury MP reportedly involved in crash with vehicle in Parliament Square
Independent - Published

Brexit latest: Emily Thornberry breaks from Labour policy to say party should campaign for Remain in any new vote

Speaking at People's Vote rally in Boris Johnson's constituency, the shadow foreign secretary denounces the probable new PM as 'dangerous and lazy'
Independent - Published

No-deal Brexit will leave UK at mercy of France, Hammond warns

Emily Thornberry said Labour is likely to go into the next election as a Remain party
Independent - Published

Brexit: Labour's Thornberry warns second referendum 'likely to be a long way off'

Shadow foreign secretary also doubled down on her claim Donald Trump is a 'racist' and 'sexual predator'
Independent - Published

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