Archiv: Emily Thornberry


06.02.2019 - 20:16 [ Westmonster ]

Labour call for Article 50 extension, Brexit delay

Jeremy Corbyn’s would-be Foreign Secretary, Emily Thornberry, has today urged the government to delay Brexit as Labour continue to try and stop the UK leaving the EU on 29th March 2019.

Thornberry today told Parliament that the “sensible, cautious” thing to do would be for the government to seek a “temporary extension of Article 50” that could allow the UK to “pursue a different path”.

06.02.2019 - 20:07 [ Swissinfo.ch ]

Venezuela needs new election, Britain’s Labour says

Asked more specifically about Venezuela, where Guaido has called for a new, fair presidential election after the disputed vote won by President Nicolas Maduro last year, Thornberry said: „Of course there needs to be new elections, and its a question of ensuring that happens in the timely and effective way.“

06.02.2019 - 20:05 [ BBC ]

Emily Thornberry: Labour ’supports pressure‘ on Venezuela

The party had previously said it would „oppose outside interference“ in the country, which is in the grip of a worsening humanitarian crisis.

But the shadow home secretary said the quote was in response to „extremes“, such as threats of invasion.

12.11.2018 - 10:15 [ Youtube ]

BBC The Andrew Marr Show 11/11/2018

Andrew’s guests are education secretary Damian Hinds MP, shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry MP, chief of defence staff General Sir Nick Carter, director Danny Boyle and pianist Alexis Ffrench. Reviewing the papers are Sir Harold Evans from Reuters, The Guardian’s Anushka Asthana and The Sun columnist Jane Moore.

12.11.2018 - 10:05 [ Huffington Post ]

Sunday Shows Round-Up: Labour MPs On *That* Corbyn Brexit Interview And What No-Deal Means For The Military

But the Labour leader received backing from his shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry, who appeared on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show to insist that the party would not be part of the “deeply anti-democratic forces out there”.

“If we have had a referendum and that is the result, then we ought to proceed on the basis of good faith and we will do our best to try and deliver a Brexit that is good for the country,” she said.

12.11.2018 - 10:01 [ Standard.co.uk ]

Brexit latest: More Labour chaos as Emily Thornberry says second referendum is still on table… days after Jeremy Corbyn said leaving EU could not be stopped

Labour created more confusion over its Brexit policy today as Emily Thornberry insisted the option of campaigning for a second referendum remains on the table just days after Jeremy Corbyn said leaving the EU “could not be stopped.”

12.11.2018 - 09:52 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Emily Thornberry contradicts Jeremy Corbyn and insists Labour could still back Final Say Brexit referendum

Mr Corbyn has angered Labour MPs and supporters by arguing Brexit cannot be stopped – and by going on to reject the growing calls for a fresh public vote.

But Ms Thornberry said: “If we don’t have a general election then, yes, of course all the options remain on the table and we would campaign for there to be a people’s vote – but there are several stages before we get that.”