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Thornberry Laughs Off Iain's "Naughty" St.George's Day Question
22 April 2017, 12:35
Iain couldn't resist reading this one out...
Thornberry was forced to resign from Ed Miliband's shadow cabinet back in 2014 after posting a tweet of a house covered in St.George's flags while canvassing in Rochester.
The image led to suggestions she was being "dismissive" and "snobbish".
Today, Thornberry joined Iain Dale in studio for the first of his new pre-election Saturday shows. Right at the end of the interview, he hit her with a question from a listener...one that played on her previous troubles with the English flag.
"Paul on Twitter says: Can you ask Miss Thornberry if she will be celebrating St.George's Day tomorrow?" asked Iain.
Thornberry chuckled straight away, responding: "In what way?"
Iain: "Put a white flag out of your bedroom window maybe?"
"The only flags we've put out of our window are Arsenal flags!" laughed Thornberry.
Asked by @iaindale how she'd be celebrating St George's day, Emily Thornberry replies: "well I won't be putting any flags out of the window"— Matthew Harris (@hattmarris84) April 22, 2017
So after her interview with Iain Dale, it appears Emily Thornberry won't be celebrating St George's Day tomorrow... #LBC— Dean (@Deano_jm) April 22, 2017