PUBLISHED: 08:43, Fri, Jan 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 08:46, Fri, Jan 24, 2020
Emily Thornberry was questioned on BBC Question Time over whether the Labour Party can cast off the shadow of Jeremy Corbyn following a humiliating general election defeat. The Labour leadership candidate argued that the party should have never agreed to an election on a single issue. She went on the insist under her leadership she would unite Britain to “help one another do well”.
Speaking on the show, Ms Thornberry said: “I think what’s important is that politicians always listen and that they listen to people from all over.
“I think Labour has been listening to people in all of our communities.
“I think that we couldn’t agree on the right approach for Brexit.
“Frankly I think what happened in the last general election was a monumental mistake.
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Emily Thornberry was savaged during the BBC’s Question Time debate (Image: BBC)
Emily Thornberry was questioned on whether the Labour Party can cast off the shadow of Corbyn (Image: BBC)
“I don’t think we should have had a general election, I think we should have had another referendum.
“If we wanted to get Brexit done we should have put that single issue to the public and said, do you want Boris Johnson’s deal or don’t you want Boris Johnson’s deal?
“Let’s deal with that one issue and then we’ll move on to the general