Emily Thornberry


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There comes a time when the buffoonery needs to stop, because if Boris Johnson thinks the bodies of those brave government soldiers and innocent civilians killed in Sirte are a suitable subject for throwaway humour, he does not belong in the office of foreign secretary.feedback
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Oct 04 2017 Libya
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Emily Thornberry is associated, including Trump, rights, and control. Most recently, Emily Thornberry has been quoted saying: “All sides must strive to come together and reach a political solution to this constitutional crisis.” in the article Catalan referendum: muted response from EU leaders over police crackdown | World news | The Guardian.
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Jun 30 2017

I personally think there's lots of seats where they're now marginal, so we need to keep pushing that. There should be no no-go areas: I go to too many seats where people say, I'm a Labour supporter but I vote Lib Dem because they've got a better chance. Well, it's about time we stopped all that: we are the party of government.feedback

Jun 30 2017

The campaign was great; it was fantastic being part of such a positive campaign. The thing is, we can't be satisfied with it, because what we want to be is in government. You have to start thinking about what's next: you have to start moving forward, and we've got to be ready to be the next government. I think we will be; I think it's a question of how long it takes.feedback

Jun 30 2017

The star of the show was the manifesto. People think it was Jeremy, and I love Jeremy, but the star of the show was the manifesto. The star of the show was, there is another way, it doesn't have to be this way, there is an alternative to this. Austerity doesn't work. The point is, politically, what has happened is that politics has moved: the centre ground has moved.feedback

Jun 26 2017 - Northern Ireland

For the Government to be putting such an agreement in jeopardy just to prop up this dismal Prime Minister is nothing short of a disgrace.feedback

Jun 12 2017 - Labour Party

There are a lot of very good new people who have joined the shadow cabinet who have stuck with Jeremy Corbyn through thick and thin, very difficult times, and that needs to be recognised.feedback

Jun 09 2017

I think we're on a verge of a great result. I think she should go, because she has manifestly failed.feedback

Jun 09 2017

She was 20 points ahead and thought she could do whatever she wanted with the country and we said, no' and we meant it.feedback

Jun 09 2017

If it's true, these are great results. If this is right, I think she should consider her position. I think she should go. She has manifestly failed.feedback

Jun 09 2017 - Scottish independence

Labour offered voters hope and a fully costed commitment to public services, and that has altered the course of political debate. It has been extraordinary night for Labour and for British politics. When Theresa May called the election, the Tories were more than 20 points up in the polls and the media ridiculed anyone who challenged the idea of a landslide. Now that all seems like a very long time ago. Labour has made gains in England, Scotland and Wales. Our share of the vote looks set to be as high as in 2001. Whatever the final figures, I could not be more proud of the campaign we ran. Our policies to transform Britain have united our party and inspired millions of people across the country.feedback

Jun 09 2017 - Labour Party

If all of this was an audition to be Prime Minister, Jeremy Corbyn has passed with flying colours.feedback

Jun 02 2017 - Brexit

It is bad enough that she failed so badly to persuade Trump to stick to the Paris agreement, but it is even worse that she lacks the backbone to stand up to him now. This proves that Mrs May is the very last person we want negotiating for Britain on Brexit.feedback

Jun 02 2017 - Climate change

The commitments made in Paris are vital to stop the world reaching the point of no return on climate change, and there can be no question of watering them down.feedback

Jun 02 2017 - British elections 2017

The only question is why Theresa May does not have her name on this joint statement. Given the chance to present a united front with our European partners, she has instead opted for cowardice and subservience to Donald Trump. It is a dereliction of her duty both to our country and to our planet.feedback

Jun 01 2017 - Labour Party

We are fighting to win and we are fighting to win a majority. If we end up in a position where we are in a minority, then we will go ahead and put forward a Queen's speech and a budget and if people want to vote for it, then good, but if people don't want to vote for it, then they are going to have to go back and speak to their constituents and explain to them why we have a Tory government instead. Those are the conversations we have had – no deals.feedback

May 20 2017 - NATO

Overwhelmingly we need to make sure that our policy is up to date and meets 21st-century threats and no one can disagree with that, surely?feedback

May 20 2017 - Labour Party

They would not be able to defend this country. A Jeremy Corbyn-led Labour government could not be trusted with the defence of our country. You know there was a time when we gave up on sabres or horses. You need to keep updating your defence policy and meeting the most pressing and most obvious needs.feedback

May 20 2017 - NATO

Well no, of course not, if you are going to have a review, you have to have a review.feedback

May 20 2017 - NATO

We need to make sure any war that may be fought, will be fought on 21st-century terms.feedback

May 14 2017

I suppose if you judge people by who it is that you spend time with, the question has to be: Do you remember where you were on May 27, 2007?feedback

May 14 2017 - Northern Ireland

Yes. There needs to be a future in terms of talking to neighbours of the Falklands … but certainly not undermining the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands. I'm not going to judge you on you going to a reception with Assad and I don't think that people should judge Jeremy by trying to talk to people who might be open to a settlement in Northern Ireland.feedback

May 11 2017 - Human Rights

Like Robin, we will put human rights back at the heart of Britain's foreign policy. From day one, we will stand up to his administration, making clear that the special relationship with America is based above all on shared values and that if Trump continues to ignore and abuse those values, we will criticise him openly, as we would do any other leader.feedback

May 11 2017

Four times she refused to do so.feedback

May 11 2017 - NATO

Good foreign policy means good ethics but Conservatives cosy up to Saudi, Bahrain and Donald Trump. Under Labour that would change. Twenty years ago today, within the ornate golden walls of the foreign office’s Locarno room, Robin Cook set out the incoming Labour government’s mission statement on foreign policy. He committed Labour to protect national security through Nato, to promote exports, and to prioritise the environment. Then, introducing his fourth objective, Cook said: “Labour does not accept that political values can be left behind when we check in our passports.” He added: “Our foreign policy must have an ethical dimension, and must support the demands of other peoples for the democratic rights on which we insist for ourselves.”.feedback

May 07 2017

I really don't know. You'll have to ask John McDonnell.feedback

Apr 20 2017

I don't think that this election is about changing the Government. I think this election is about preventing the Tories from getting such an overwhelming majority that there is no possibility of dissent in this country.feedback

Apr 20 2017

I think there are many people on £70,000 who may well feel that their circumstances are such that they are not rich. Many people feel that the elite has not been taken on. People who don't think the rules apply to them. People who feel they can keep their wealth offshore and avoid paying taxes. There has begun to be a view around that ordinary people are the only ones who should be paying taxes and it's about time that stopped. It's been glacial and we can see there are people who take the mickey, and it's not fair.feedback

Apr 13 2017 - Syria conflict

UK foreign policy should be based on human rights and international law. That means putting some distance between us and an unpredictable White House. The world is a more uncertain place today than it has been for decades. We now face a period of renewed – and unexpected – confrontation between the United States and Russia, a civil war in Syria that seems only to be getting worse, and a renewed threat of nuclear sabre-rattling in North Korea.feedback

Apr 09 2017 - Labour Party

I was surprised to say the least, frankly I was bewildered he wasn't suspended from the Labour party as a result. And then I was surprised that he wasn't thrown out. I think that he should have been.feedback

Mar 07 2017 - Refugees

By abdicating its responsibilities under international law, the administration continues to send a terrible message to the rest of the world on the refugee crisis. While it remains to be seen whether or not this new executive order will stand up in court, nothing in this announcement changes the fact that these measures are unnecessary, divisive and wrong.feedback

Jan 30 2017 - Human Rights

When it comes to human rights, when it comes to women's rights, when it comes to torture and the treatment of minorities, President Trump is already descending down a very dangerous slope.feedback

Jun 09 2016

But what we haven't been told is what they are going to do. When are they going to tell us how they are going to deliver for example free trade for British businesses whilst also imposing immigration controls?feedback

Apr 13 2009

Well, it was not a campaign. What happened was that there were two men who were talking about the possibility of doing something. They decided against it; they did not do anymore about it. Someone then hacked into their e-mail account and then hawked it around the newspapers.feedback

Sep 13 2008

She's never been Gordon Brown's biggest fan. She was one of the few people who didn't sign his nomination papers, so it's no great surprise.feedback

Nov 09 2005

Our criminal justice system is based on the idea that we make mistakes and if it wasn't based on this idea we wouldn't need trials. Police would just arrest people and put them in jail straight away but of course police officers make mistakes.feedback

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