Emily Thornberry was seemingly overwhelmed by the barrage of questions from both Susanna Reid and Piers Morgan on how the Labour party would deal with the Brexit issue. The Labour MP explained that if the Labour Party was in power, they would go back to Brussels and negotiate a new Brexit deal. However, confusingly to the GMB hosts, the Labour Party would then call a second referendum and campaign against their own Brexit deal.
Susanna Reid began by saying: “You have sat here at this desk and told us that you think Remaining in the EU is the best thing for the UK.
“Which means that when you signed up to the 2017 manifesto you did not accept the referendum result.”
Emily Thornberry then began to protest and said: “No, I accepted the result of the referendum.
“I always thought it was better for us to Remain.
“But of course, I am a democrat, and of course I will accept the result of the referendum.”
The GMB host the interrupted to insist that Ms Thornberry “never wanted to deliver Brexit.”
The Labour MP shot back: “In the end, I am a public servant Susanna.
“And in the end, I will do what the public tells me.
“So after the referendum, we said right I don’t agree with this but we will do our best to make sure the type of deal that we have looks after jobs and the economy.”
Ms Reid retorted: “You said even if you go and negotiate a new better Brexit deal you wouldn’t back it.
“You don’t believe in Brexit and you don’t respect the public vote.”
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Earlier in the interview, Ms Thornberry explained why the Labour party rejected Boris Johnson’s call for a snap general election.
She said: “We really want a general election, we had to be careful about this and take a step back and think what’s Boris up to.
“We realised what he was up to and what he offered was us to go on and have a general election.
“Then he could pocket it and decide on the date.
“Because he is such a liar he would say don’t worry trust me, we will have an election in the middle of October but we are worried that what he is going to do is give a general election after he has crashed us out of the European Union.
Emily Thornberry was seemingly overwhelmed by the barrage of questions from both Susanna Reid and Piers Morgan on how the Labour party would deal with the Brexit issue. The Labour MP explained that if the Labour Party was in power, they would go back to Brussels and negotiate a new Brexit deal.
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