Ms Bruce quizzed the Labour Party MP on how they would handle Brexit negotiations if they came into power and accused her of continuing to campaign to stay in the EU. The Shadow Foreign Secretary was branded “ridiculous” by Ian Dale and the Brexit Party’s Richard Tice for pushing to Remain in the EU despite also trying to get a deal. Ms Thornberry had previously revealed she will not allow the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson to call an election because opposition parties “don’t trust him”.
Ms Bruce said: “If you were to win a general election which is the point you’re getting to, you would go back to Europe, try and get a better deal, have a referendum where Remain is an option, would you then be campaigning against your own deal?
“To Remain? Against your own deal you probably would have negotiated or would you be actually saying don’t support our deal?
“I mean, if I’m confused. Which is it?
“Are you going to campaign for your deal assuming you get one and you get in power or will you campaign to Remain against your own deal?”
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Ms Thornberry said: “Personally, I will campaign to Remain. I will negotiate to the best of my ability a deal that will look after jobs in the economy.
“But the best way to look after jobs in the economy if for us to Remain.”
Iain Dale interjected calling her comments “ridiculous”.
He said: “Do you have any idea how ridiculous that sounds?
“Assuming that the bill goes through the House of Lords and becomes law, are you going to support Boris Johnson’s call for an election?”
Ms Thornberry said: “No, we’re not going to support Boris Johnson because what we want to do more than anything else.
“In our hearts, in our bones we want a general election but at the moment the emergency is that we have a dishonest Prime Minister who will use every means possible to get us out of the EU without a deal.
“And that will lead to a lack of medicines, it will lead to queues around the block for pensions.
“It’s Government papers that we’re quoting.”