Brexiteers celebrate as Emily Thornberry predicted to lose seat ‘Karma of highest order!’


VOTERS have reacted to the news Labour MP and arch-Remainer Emily Thornberry is set to lose her seat to the Lib Dems, with Brexiteers calling the shock prediction “Karma of the highest order”.

The MP for Islington is hotly tipped to lose her London seat to Jo Swinson’s party in the upcoming general election, according to analysts in an early poll. Brexiteers are showing little sympathy. One Twitter user said of the news: “That would be karma of the highest order.”

Another, also referring to Change UK Remainer Anna Soubry and Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott, added: This would make my day. Her, Soubry or Abbott losing their seat would be a dream come true!”

A third said: “Couldn’t have happened to a nicer politician.”

A fourth added: “This is one seat I would love the Lib Dems to win.”

One anti-Liberal Democrat person even added: “Can’t abide Jo Swinson, but this is one success I’ll be happy for her to have.”

Another comment read: “As much as I dislike the Lib Dems and their non entity of a leader, I’d love Thornberry to be turfed out.”

Admitting they would enjoy the outcome, someone wrote: “As much as I dislike the Lib Dems, it would be hard not to enjoy this…”

Another said: “There is going to be a lot to look forward to in the election, getting rid of people like Thornberry will be one of them.”

It was revealed the Shadow Foreign Secretary is behind the Lib Dems in the polls in her north London seat of Islington South and Finsbury.

A senior Labour source told The Sun that local internal polling conducted by the party found that Mr Corbyn’s uncertain Brexit stance has meant the constituency’s voters are now backing the more vocal remain party.

The latest blow for Ms Thornberry comes after she was humiliated on Good Morning Britain when she not only failed to answer whether Labour would ever be prepared to use a nuclear weapon but also told voters to vote Leave in a second referendum, blaming the time of day for getting muddled up.

She said: “I personally hope that the public would vote to Leave. But in the end it will be up to them.”

Host Susanna Reid interrupted her to point out he faux pas asking whether he party had again made a Brexit U-turn.

Ms Thornberry said: “Sorry, to Remain… sorry, slip of the tongue on my part.”

The host suggested her slip up was the problem with Labour’s convoluted position on Brexit, to which Ms Thornberry replied: “It illustrates that it is quarter to seven in the morning.”

In another interview, she argued Jeremy Corbyn is incredibly empathetic towards the Armed Forces but was later grilled to name military action he has supported.

Ms Thornberry failed to name one.

Host Justin Webb said: “Overall message appears to be that Jeremy Corbyn and Labour are friends of the Armed Forces. Is that credible coming from a man who has opposed every single use of British Armed Forces on active service in his 35 years of frontline politics?”

Speaking to Radio 4’s Today programme, Ms Thornberry said: “I think when you see Jeremy interacting with members of the Armed Forces as I did in Normandy last summer, you can see that he is incredibly empathetic.”

Mr Webb asked: “Can you name an occasion which the British Armed forces have been used when he’s backed them?”

She responded: “No, not off the top of my head.”

She said war hasn’t necessarily made things better and pointed to Libya.

The host added Mr Corbyn has previously said they need to campaign against NATO’s power.


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