'Tories wrapped up in nationalist clothing' - Labour's Emily Thornberry attacks SNP at leadership hustings

Labour leadership candidate Emily Thornberry has said that she "hates the SNP" while speaking at the Open Labour Winter Conference and Leadership Hustings in Nottingham

The shadow foreign secretary also described the party as "Tories wrapped up in nationalist clothing".

Her statement came in response to a question at the conference at Nottingham Trent University campus, which asked: "Do you agree that the SNP's record in government is bad and this attitude amongst members is both wrong and damaging to Labour's chances in Scotland?"

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Thornberry replied saying: "I hate the SNP. I hate the SNP. I think they're Tories wrapped up in nationalist clothing. I think they pretend to be on the left and they're not on the left."

The audience laughed and applauded her answer.

Ms Thornberry was the first MP to officially declare as a candidate to replace Mr Corbyn as leader of Labour.