Thornberry needn’t have played the victim

Yesterday Emily Thornberry accused Sky News presenter Dermot Murnaghan of sexism for asking her whether she knew who the French foreign minister was during a discussion about Brexit negotiations. 

Had Murnaghan asked Thornberry about her favourite shade of lipstick, Thornberry’s complaint would have been understandable. But the question was about the shadow foreign secretary’s work liaising with the French and Germans, and was quite unremarkable.

Rebuked on Twitter

Conservative MSP Ruth Davidson has since criticised Thornberry’s performance on Twitter:

Perhaps Thornberry might take note.