What has Emily Thornberry been up to today?
Emily Thornberry is MP for Islington South and Finsbury and a member of the Labour party.
Emily Thornberry has 249282 followers on Twitter.
We are 🅻🅸🆅🅴 comment below & RT to create the debate #Peston
Joining @Peston & @AnushkaAsthana tonight 👇
🚂 Mick Lynch @RMTunion
🌹 @EmilyThornberry https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1djGXPoXbByGZ
If it wasn't for workers from the Caribbean and Ireland, that were for decades the backbone of @WhitHealth, where would this greatly loved hospital be today? Thank-you
Today we're celebrating the 74th anniversary of the Windrush generation's arrival to the UK with our CEO Helen Brown and Margot from the Race Equality Diversity and Inclusion team 💙 #WindrushDay
"They stand on the side lines and keep throwing petrol on the fire hoping that the strike will get worse."
@EmilyThornberry, Labour's Shadow Attorney General, tells @KirstyWark that the government should be at the table to help solve the rail strikes. #newsnight
"They're just trying to think of anything they can take on at the moment to distract ... [from] their inability to govern."
Labour's @EmilyThornberry reacts to the government's planned changes to the Human Rights Act, announced tonight #newsnight
Frei: People want to know which side are you on?
Thornberry: No, they want to know how this is going to be solved
Join us at the London Legal Walk!
We will be walking with @EmilyThornberry & @elliereeves
To raise money for over 100 fantastic legal advice charities
Tue 28th @ 16:00
Welcome Attlee ❤️🐈
Introducing Attlee. A bold little kitten who's brought much joy to my office and team. He brings a smile to the faces of everyone he comes into contact with on the Parliamentary estate. Of course I'll always miss Patrick, and I'm certain they both would have got along very well.
On the 5th anniversary of the Finsbury Park terror attack, we remember Makram Ali, a much-loved member of our community.
To move forward, #Islamophobia in all its forms must be tackled. We have seen the tragic consequences when Islamophobia is not addressed. More must be done.
🚨 Time is running out for the Tories to avert the rail strike.
The Government has just 24 hours to stop the grandstanding and fix the mess it has created.
Add your name to tell the Tories to avoid the strike. ✍️
Much love to Dame Kelly and her partner. I hope they enjoy being Out and About this #PrideMonth and finally being free.
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I deputised for @Jacqui_Smith1 this week on @forthemanypod with @IainDale: we talk Geidt, loneliness, Rwanda, Boris & Tories, rape prosecutions, canvassing stories, feet, Indy Ref 2, putting West Ham's colours up in lights and oh yes, bird clocks 🐦🕊️🦉 https://open.spotify.com/episode/1rZq9cR5Iec5nC4AkySrai?si=3pvHCZ2KQvK3q-6C8RVQsw
Great to be out on the doorstep with @UKLabour volunteers from all over the country for the #Wakefieldbyelection. Warm reception and a lot of support for @simonlightwood.
If Ukraine aren't able to host Eurovision and we are going to host on their behalf, I stand ready to play my part.
Let’s host Eurovision in Trafford and get @EmilyThornberry to host 💃🏻 https://twitter.com/BBCBreaking/status/1537749866037841922
I am one of almost 100 Labour women MPs who have written to Boris Johnson today urging him to block new rules which threaten the rights of rape survivors to seek counselling before their attackers go on trial. No survivor should ever have to choose between therapy and justice.
"It's not good enough".
Shadow attorney general, Emily Thornberry, says it's "unacceptable" for flights to be cancelled last minute after people have sacrificed to go on holiday with their families.
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"Any strike is a failure" says Shadow Attorney General Emily Thornberry - adding 'we need a transport system that works properly - it does not work properly when relations have broken down so much people are threatening to strike'
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"It's a job from hell".
Shadow attorney general, Emily Thornberry, says "her heart goes out" to Lord Geidt, adding that the "only way we're going to get No.10 honest is by getting a new prime minister".
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'I think he just thought, life is too short.'
Shadow Attorney General @EmilyThornberry reacts to the reported reasons for Lord Geidt's decision to leave his role of independent ethics adviser.
She tells @adilray and @kategarraway that she understands Lord Geidt's decision.
'We think it's wrong, immoral and doesn't work.'
Shadow Attorney General @EmilyThornberry shares Labour's views on the govt's Rwanda deportation plan.
But she is challenged on why Keir Starmer didn't challenge the pM on the plan at PMQs.
Great evening at the House of Commons with the @theCIOB and @EmilyThornberry hearing how North America has reached 10% of women in #construction trades compared to 1% here. Inspiring week of events. Leadership & policy changes can help us achieve this too. #Diversity #women
Emily Thornberry - "Lord Geidt has been trying to keep Boris Johnson honest... he was used to advising the Queen, & then had to advise Boris Johnson... I think he just thought life was too short"
@EmilyThornberry “We don’t need a new ethics advisor, we need a new Prime Minister” 🙌
They say a picture tells a thousand words. From the Home Office's new statistics on workforce diversity, published this morning.
Britain is set for lower growth than every major economy except Russia.
This week our economy shrank for the second month in a row. But our Government has no plan.
It is complacent, incompetent and in denial.
People ask me how do I recognise a bot? Well here's one: no photo; twitter name with a ton of numbers; no followers; only follows me; sends out abuse - especially targetted at me.
I'll report it to twitter and the chances are they'll do naff all about it.
@EmilyThornberry What a pathetic woman you are.
Never has a PM made such unfounded attacks on the law.
And this is not Johnson being ignorant. Remember he was married to a barrister & shared an Islington family home with her for 10+ years.
It's cynical, naked populism.
The Attorney General's has a duty to put a stop to it.
"The Bar Council and Law Society of England and Wales together call on the Prime Minister to stop attacks on legal professionals who are simply doing their jobs."
Cracking stuff from @karinsmyth in Committee, questioning the man whose job it is to be the PM's conscience and ethical advisor 🦗
14/6/22 Lord Geidt 'Independent Adviser on Ministerial Interest' @PACAC
RE Scale of grade of sanctions for breaches of Code:
@karinsmyth "Where on the scale would be the leaking of legal advice as I referred to earlier for the Attorney General on the matter of the #NIProtocol?"🔥
Three years ago today, the UK became Co-Chair of the Equal Rights Coalition, the global body to promote LGBT+ rights. There were 42 member states when Liz Truss took charge, and there are still just 42 today. Not a single new country brought on board in three years. Pathetic 🏳️⚧️🏳️🌈
In case you missed this yesterday, here is a hopeful, positive story to cheer you up. It's about the resilient natural world overcoming man's destruction, if we just give it a rest! 🐟🐬 https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jun/13/britain-rewilding-north-sea-dogger-bank-biodiversity?utm_term=62a75f054023efa92987bcba5e4441c8&utm_campaign=BestOfGuardianOpinionUK&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&CMP=opinionuk_email
Emily Thornberry, shadow AG, says using the doctrine of necessity to justify NI protocol bill is "complete and utter nonsense". "The doctrine of necessity relies on grave and immediate peril. Boris Johnson's career may be in peril but it doesn't seem to apply otherwise"
Staff at our London 'Homes from Home' were busy raising money at the ARC centre in Islington over the Jubilee weekend, selling delicious cakes & donuts from Skyes & Sons, @Rinkoffbakery & @GreggsOfficial to raise £400! It was also lovely to see local MP @EmilyThornberry too!
Message to Tory MPs. This is who you're voting on.
Calm down dear 🚫👹
@EmilyThornberry You are an obnoxious arse. A thousand Boris's is better than any of the shadow cabinet
The choice is clearer than ever before:
Divided Tories propping up Boris Johnson with no plan to tackle the issues you are facing.
Or a united Labour Party with a plan to fix the cost of living crisis and restore trust in politics.
Labour will get Britain back on track.
BREAKING: Boris Johnson wins no confidence vote in his leadership BUT 148 Tory MPs - 41.2% of his parliamentary party - vote against him.
Damn right 💃
Emily THornberry clearly quite impressed Theresa May turned up to vote in a ball gown
Labour Shadow Attorney General Emily Thornberry: 'I think that what we need is what's good for the country. And we really don't need to have a Prime Minister who thinks he's above the law.'
@AndrewMarr9 | @EmilyThornberry
The new CPS guidelines on disclosure risk making it even harder for the survivors of rape to seek counselling while waiting for justice. I don't believe that's what the Attorney General intended, but she must take immediate steps to correct it now. My full statement is here.
Today in the House, I asked what I hoped was a perfectly sensible and straightforward question to the Attorney General, and received a response that started out inexplicably evasive and ended up entirely 🦇💩 - read all about it and watch the video here:
You cannot fake fairness. The way the Conservatives had to be so reluctantly dragged to the windfall tax tells you everything you need to know about their priorities.
We need a Government that puts working people first every single time. The Conservatives will never do that.
He absolutely should resign
Our very democracy is based on the very idea that politicians can’t come to parliament and lie!
Being able to lie without consequences is dangerous
#PartygateCoverup #pmqs #EnoughIsEnough
The inspiration that is @ChiOnwurah is on #TheLifeScientific on @BBCRadio4. Well worth a listen 🏼👂🏼
My conversation with @jimalkhalili for #TheLifeScientific will be on again at 21:30 tonight.
We spoke about why I became an Engineer & an MP, the challenges I faced, why #Engineering is the most caring profession & joys of both #Engineering & #Politics
We need your help! Over 25,000 of people seeking asylum in the UK have been placed in budget hotels with no end date. We're running music workshops to bring people joy, purpose & belonging. Help us continue our workshops - all donations will be DOUBLED! https://bit.ly/3lg0m5N
Don't burn £1/2m of our money on your vanity, just introduce a windfall tax on energy producers.
And get on with it.
🔴 Rishi Sunak spends £500,000 of taxpayers’ cash on focus groups ‘to repair his image’ https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/rishi-sunak-focus-groups-rayner-b2084297.html?utm_content=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=Main&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1653145421
During the first five months at the DIT's Export Support Service, each call agent received an average of just SIX phone calls PER WEEK, yet Hinduja Global Solutions were paid the full rate of £600,000 over that time to run the service. Obscene is right. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/may/23/labour-attacks-obscene-waste-of-funds-on-little-used-export-helpline
Congratulations to @AustralianLabor !
Had a great time lending a hand canvassing with @EmilyThornberry, @Spellar & @CatherineWest1.
Next Up: @UKLabour
My latest research has found that victims of robbery have to wait two years to get justice: yet more proof that the soft-on-crime Conservatives are letting criminals off the hook and letting victims down.
When I visited Australia in 2019, I saw a group of Labor politicians absolutely determined to learn from the painful defeat they'd suffered, and fight back with strength, unity and purpose. What a spectacular result they've now achieved. Many congratulations to all.
I was proud to meet the new Australian Labor leader, Anthony Albanese (@AlboMP) and his incredible Shadow Foreign Affairs Minister, @SenatorWong. I arrived in the country feeling disillusioned about May’s election result, but left that meeting full of confidence for the future.