Emily Thornberry: How one tweet led to her resignation

November 21, 2014 5:38 PM

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Emily Thornberry: How one tweet led to her resignation

One tweeted picture saw Labour MP Emily Thornberry go from the shadow cabinet to the butt of a twitterstorm, jokes and resignation. Here's how events unfolded, driven by social media.

There was minimal description of the image in the tweet composed by Emily Thornberry, who had travelled to Rochester to campaign in the by-election. But if a picture ever prompted a thousand words, it was this one.

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