Emily Thornberry has said that she will take legal action against ex-MP Caroline Flint, who alleged that the Shadow Foreign Secretary called her Northern constituents “stupid”.
The move comes after Flint alleged in an interview to Sky News on December 15th that Thornberry had commented to an MP in a Leave-voting seat that she was “glad my constituents aren’t as stupid as yours”.
Thornberry responded today to say that Flint should not “make shit up about me”, and that “we all have better things to do”.
The initial claim from Caroline Flint came during an interview in which she argued that the future Labour leader should not come from the pro-Remain wing of the party.
"You can't just make s*** up about me."
Emily Thornberry says she's taking legal action against Caroline Flint after she claimed Thornberry called her former parliamentary colleague's constituents "stupid".
— Sky News (@SkyNews) December 16, 2019