Emily Thornerrby was slammed by BBC viewers for “waffling” during her interview on the station yesterday.
Andrew Marr, a BBC political presenter, took aim at the Shadow International Trade Secretary for refusing to answer “quite straightforward questions” on what Labour would do to remedy various crisis in the UK.
Others became “frustrated” with the Labour MP after she was adamant to make it “all about Brexit,” despite concerns about labour shortages and the energy crisis.
Mr Marr probed the Labour MP, complaining that she couldn’t give him a “yes or no” answer on whether an energy price ceiling for industry should be implemented.
“I am asking very straightforward questions.”
“We need to listening to business,” said the MP, “and if a strong case, it should be acted on.”
When asked about labour shortages, Ms Thornberry stated, “It is all very well to deliver Brexit but you need to make Brexit work.”
Ms Thornberry indicated Labour’s support for broadening the temporary visa programme to include not only HGV drivers but also hospitality and nursing employees.
“I don’t think when people voted for Brexit, they voted to stop all immigration,” she continued. “They voted for our politicians to be responsible for their decisions.”
After Emily Thornberry’s car crash interview on the BBC, Twitter erupted with comments. One of the highlighted comments from Susan Hall, a Conservative London Assembly Member said: “Oh goodness me, Emily Thornberry on #Marr already arguing about the questions she is being asked.”
“She is still going on about #Brexit – hopeless!”