Labour’s Em raps ‘to­tal lie’

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■ LABOUR’S Emily Thorn­berry has de­nied a claim that she told a party col­league: “I’m glad my con­stituents aren’t as stupid as yours.”

Caroline Flint told Sky News that Ms Thorn­berry, left, made the com­ment to an MP whose con­stituency voted to leave the EU in the Brexit ref­er­en­dum.

■ Re­fut­ing the al­le­ga­tion, she tweeted: “The quote Caroline at­trib­uted to me to­day is a to­tal and ut­ter lie.

“I’ve never said that to any­one, nor any­thing like it, nor would I ever think it.

■ “I once told Michael Fal­lon: ‘You can’t just go round mak­ing things up.’ What­ever our dif­fer­ences, let’s not sink into that gutter.”

Ms Flint, who was voted out in Don Val­ley, South Yorks, af­ter 22 years, was crit­i­cal of Labour’s “ar­dent Re­main­ers” as a key rea­son be­hind the party’s land­slide de­feat on Thurs­day that saw it lose 59 seats.

■ Ms Thorn­berry was be­lieved to be con­sult­ing lawyers to get a re­trac­tion from Ms Flint.

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