At a People’s Vote rally yesterday, Emily Thornberry delivered a powerful speech, dressed as an EU flag. The Shadow Foreign Secretary, who is in Brighton for the Labour Party Conference this weekend, also led a march to overturn the 2016 referendum result. Mrs Thornberry and others could be heard chanting: “What do we want? People’s Vote! When do we want it? Now!”.
On stage, the veteran left-winger also said: “Members must have their voice and the members must be heard, because this is what democracy looks like”.
However, the Shadow Secretary's claims are direct contradiction to policy agreed at Labour's National Executive Committee.
An NEC statement released yesterday morning said a referendum would happen within "6 months after an election".
It also flies in the face of what leader Jeremy Corbyn has been saying regarding Labour's stance on Brexit.
How Thornberry mocked St George’s Cross but sported EU flag insisting 'this is democracy’ (Image: GETTY)
Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry (Image: UK)
Mrs Thornberry has not only received criticism from Mr Corbyn's supporters, but a Twitter storm also erupted after pictures of her pro-EU outfit emerged yesterday evening.
Users of the social media platform accused her of being an “exhibitionist” and a “snob” for “hating” the flag of St George but wearing an EU one.
In 2014, Mrs Thornberry was forced to resign as Labour front-bencher after she appeared to mock a family’s terrace home draped in England flag.
Labour was plunged into crisis on the day of a by-election in Rochester and Strood after Mrs Thornberry, at the time shadow attorney general, tweeted an image of the home accompanied by the caption “image from #Rochester”.
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