Responding to the comments made by Emily Thornberry comparing the Liberal Democrats to the Taliban, Liberal Democrat Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Chuka Umunna said:

"Emily Thornberry should withdraw her inappropriate remarks. Language counts – comparing the Liberal Democrats to a murderous organisation is no laughing matter.

"It is also grossly insulting to the 6 million people who signed the revoke Article 50 petition launched earlier this year, including many of the Shadow Cabinet’s constituents.

"The Liberal Democrats are clear that every vote for us is a vote to stop Brexit."

Notes

 

Constituency

Number of signatories to the Revoke Article 50 petition

Percentage of electors in their constituency

Jeremy Corbyn

Islington North

27157

36%

Emily Thornberry

Islington South and Finsbury

23770

34%

Dianne Abbott

Hackney North and Stoke Newington

28017

33%

Keir Starmer

Holborn and St Pancras

28387

32%

The electorate for each constituency can be found here.

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