The fallout from Emily Thornberry’s ‘snobbish’ photo of a flag-furnished house in Rochester looks like it still has plenty of gas. The house’s owner, Dan Ware, has travelled to Thornberry’s Islington house today in search of an apology.
— John Stevens (@johnestevens) November 21, 2014
Thornberry, who resigned from the shadow cabinet yesterday following a furious conversation with Ed Miliband, has said she is ‘more than happy’ to meet Mr Ware. Nonetheless, a quick glance at some of Thornberry’s ‘favourite’ tweets over the last 24 hours suggests she hasn’t exactly repented of her actions:
@EmilyThornberry is a rare case of social mobility in our leaders, from council estate to barrister. So sadly ironic she has had to resign.
— Rob Whiteman (@RobWhiteman) November 21, 2014
@EmilyThornberry in my opinion I think you did nothing wrong I think it’s all been taken out of context.
— Thomas Elkins (@Tommy_Elkins) November 21, 2014
— Edward Anthony Rayne (@rayne_ea) November 20, 2014
@EmilyThornberry Sorry 2 hear U’ve resigned.Personally am ashamed 2 b English in these dark times & we need people like U 2 put things right
— Celia Kelly (@Scoscarwood) November 20, 2014
Miliband seems to be reaching full-blown panic mode, as his damage limitation starts to backfire spectacularly. He’s just stated that he ‘feels respect’ whenever he sees a white van outside a house draped in England flags.
Will the white van men of Britain forgive him?