Emily Thornberry: “It always comes back to your childhood”

The shadow foreign secretary on ambition and leading the Labour Party.

Emily Thornberry was seven years old when she was made homeless. In 1967 her father deserted the family without warning and, with her mother unable to pay the mortgage on their home in Guildford, the bailiffs arrived.

With the help of a local Labour councillor, Thornberry, along with her mother and two younger brothers, were provided with a council house. The next few years were a gruelling ordeal of precarity, food parcels and clothing donations. Her father, meanwhile, went on to...
source: New Statesman

2019-12-04 19:50
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