Independent | Emily Thornberry, please don’t cry sexism when it isn’t – you’re making the situation worse for women in Westminster

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“When you’re in a hole, stop digging” is the kind of good advice politicians can be very bad at taking, and Sunday morning saw Emily Thornberry with shovel in hand, blithely piling up soil during an interview with Dermot Murnaghan on Sky News.

Asked to name the French foreign minister and coming up blank, Thornberry immediately went in for the attack, accusing Murnaghan of “pub quizzing” her. When she pushed the discussion onto South Korea (presumably thinking it safer ground) Murnaghan caught her out again by asking her to name the South Korean president. By the end of the interview, Thornberry had escalated to openly charging him with sexism.

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