Why Emily Thornberry’s place in the Labour leadership race should worry her opponents

The shadow foreign secretary’s presence on the ballot paper should be of particular concern to Keir Starmer and Jess Phillips.

At 1.55pm yesterday afternoon Emily Thornberry rushed through the social hub of parliament, Portcullis House, almost running in her high-heeled boots, as she spoke breathlessly down the phone. It was 35 minutes before the nominations deadline for candidates to become Labour leader, Clive Lewis had withdrawn minutes before, and by the official count, Thornberry had not yet made it to 22 MP/MEP nominations.

But Thornberry's expression provided an update that Twitter couldn't. By...
source: New Statesman

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