Ms Thornberry is one of four candidates left in the race to become the Labour Party’s next leader. The Islington South and Finsbury MP clearly lost her temper during the grilling as she began to shout over Mr Neil. Ms Thornberry was speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Neil Show, which conducted a similar interview with one of her rivals, Lisa Nandy last week.
Mr Neil said: “It’s Labour policy to integrate the NHS and social care.”
Ms Thornberry replied: “It is our policy to ensure that there is something called free social care.
“So I think that is what we have to do.”
As Andrew Neil attempted to ask another question Emily Thornberry raised her hand and began to talk over the BBC journalist.
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Emily Thornberry lost her temper at Andrew Neil
Andrew Neil asked what would be distinctive about Thornberry leadership
Mr Neil eventually said: “It is not distinctive to your leadership.”
The Labour leadership candidate then shouted: “No no no Andrew!
“First of all you’re asking me what is going to be in the manifesto in five years time.
“Then you’re asking what is going to be on the pledge card.”
Emily Thornberry revealed her priority is social care
The BBC host hit back: “I asked what would be distinctive, what would be the distinctive policy of a Thornberry leadership.”
The Labour MP responded: “I am saying that what is distinctive is having priorities and my priority would be social care.”
ITV’s Robert Peston brutally mocked the Labour Party leadership contest while taking a swipe at front runner Sir Keir Starmer.
Mr Peston said: “Lisa Nandy is the only one of the candidates whose hands are not in the blood of the party’s disastrous recent electoral defeat.
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The 2019 general election result
“Because she wasn’t in the shadow cabinet that made all those strategic mistakes and in particular she has consistently argued that Labour should do a Brexit deal with then Prime Minister Theresa May.
“If that deal had happened the Tory party would have almost certainly fallen a party and Labour in those circumstances might have even won the general election.
“Labour members now face a genuine choice between Rebecca Long-Bailey, still a Corbyn fan, the exceptional technocrat Keir Starmer and Nandy.
“Although Labour members look as though they are going to choose Starmer who could have frankly been leader at any point of the party’s history as a white technocratic man nonetheless who knows.
“There are still a few weeks to go, Labour might break the habits of its entire history and choose a woman.”