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Coming soon: Emily Thornberry, the disc jockey

Emily Thornberry’s decision to appoint disgraced spinner Damian McBride as her media adviser has upset a number of her constituents. However, the shadow Defence Secretary will be hoping that the expertise McBride can offer will outweigh any negative publicity. So, after Thornberry angered Labour MPs at a meeting of the PLP over Trident and then was left red-faced when Nicholas Soames ridiculed her for asking for his advise on Labour’s defence review, what’s McBride’s plan of action?

It seems he is planning to shift the narrative by focussing on Thornberry’s musical prowess.

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