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Watch: Emily Thornberry booed on Question Time over Russia

20 April 2018

11:05 AM

20 April 2018

11:05 AM

This week Question Time moved to Chesterfield with a panel comprised of Liz Truss, Emily Thornberry, Vince Cable, Nesrine Malik and LBC presenter Iain Dale. However, the talk that proved the most newsworthy related to international affairs.

Discussing the government’s strikes on Syria over an alleged chemical attack by the Assad regime, Thornberry suggested that the delay in inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) testing the site of the suspected chemical attack was the result of the United Nations and its ‘red tape’ – rather the Russian and Syrian governments not permitting their presence.


Given that the OPCW were this week prevented from entering the site after a UN security team were fired upon, the comments didn’t wash with the audience – and Thornberry was subsequently booed:

Well, at least the shadow frontbencher is united with her leader on the issue…


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