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Watch: Emily Thornberry’s strange concussion anecdote

23 September 2019

4:03 PM

23 September 2019

4:03 PM

Emily Thornberry took to the stage today at Labour conference to try and make the case for her party backing an unequivocally Remain position ahead of a potential second referendum. Perhaps wisely, the Shadow Foreign Sec opted to ditch her EU themed outfit from yesterday, but Thornberry still managed to cause a stir with her conference speech.

In one section, Thornberry recounted the unfortunate moment that she was hit by a cab earlier this year, before segueing into a slightly salacious tour of her past:

‘When I got knocked off my bike by a black cab in July I was lying in a gutter near Westminster Central Hall, after my head had crashed into the pavement, and my life was flashing before my eyes.

On which note, I’d say incidentally, don’t knock till you’ve tried it. There were a couple of moments from my youth that I’d forgotten about where I thought ‘ooh, blimey, that was fun’. And it wasn’t running through fields of wheat comrades.’

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