‘Let’s take this off air!’ Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry accuses Sky News presenter of sexism because he asked her to name the French foreign minister


The remarkable exchange came at the end of a tetchy interview.

When asked whether she could name the French Foreign minister Mr Ayrault, Ms Thornberry said: ‘Don’t start pub-quizing me, Dermot. Don’t start pub quizzing me.’

  • What an intellectual lightweight.

    Sexism is the perfection deflection for ignorance these days.

  • Surele Surele

    Darn, I could’ve used this line when faced with to difficult questions during an exam. To late now, had to study and try again. And where is the fairness in this, I ask you.

  • Millie_Woods

    ‘Don’t pub quizz me’. LOL

    She hit the class ceiling. In her case it was a glass of Pilsner.

  • Middle Englander

    When you elect a thick slapper, you get a thick slapper. Simples.

  • Slickfoot

    I think that translates into “why no, in fact, I don’t”… Or perhaps “Piss Off!”

  • politicallynaive

    If you can’t answer than use a ploy as so often by the Left

  • canminuteman

    I don’t know This woman from Adam, but asking her to have the name of every foreign minister and important political figure from around the world is a bit much. I don’t know who the French foreign minister is, although I would probably recognize the name if I heard it.

    • Alain

      In that case a normal reply would be that sorry I do not recall the name, full stop.

    • She’s the shadow Foreign Secretary. That means that if the Tory government collapsed overnight and Labour were in power tomorrow, she’d be the actual Foreign Secretary. If she shouldn’t know who the French Foreign Minister is, who should?

      It it were the Paraguayan Foreign Minister she’d never heard of I might let it slide.

      • DavidinNorthBurnaby

        And the French are the UK’s closest enemy.

  • ed

    I was watching live it was “epic” miss piggy didn`t have a clue ,she was the champagne socialist that lost labour a by-election, after putting a pictureon twitter mocking a house in the borough with a flag of England on it

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    I bet a quiz is all she gets in the pub. Not enuff beer in the world …

  • Justin St.Denis

    “How dare you suggest that I need to know what I am talking about when I speak?!? I have a vajayjay, and that means my perspective is worth listening to, you masculinist credentialist meritocracy freak!!!!!”