Julia Hartley-Brewer shocks herself and defends MP Emily Thornberry

Julia Hartley-Brewer shocks herself and defends MP Emily Thornberry

Julia Hartley-Brewer said no one is allowed to criticise Waitrose on her show

Monday, April 10, 2017

Julia Hartley-Brewer has defended Labour MP Emily Thornberry as well as Waitrose, which she says should never be criticised on her show.

The shadow foreign secretary has said that poor children tend to be overweight and it's vital they learn about healthy eating.

Former Labour advisor and associate editor of Labour Uncut Kevin Meagher hit out at Thornberry on Julia's show, telling our host that while many poor areas are punctuated by "cheap frozen food places," Thornberry probably comes from somewhere where "there’s a nice little Waitrose at the end of every street."

But this outraged Julia, who said "you can slag off anything on this show but not Waitrose, that’s my red line Kevin Meagher."

However she agreed that, in most primary schools, there's only a couple of children per class who are the correct weight, with the rest being overweight. 

Meagher argued that Thornberry's comments were "crass and insensitive and rather patronising." He believes that, in fact, there are lots of poor children who aren't "eating enough" and "are not overweight."

Listen to the full interview above

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