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Labour's Lisa Nandy blasts party Remainers for failing to talk up Britain's 'place in the world'


Added 01-15-20 08:36:02am EST - “The Wigan MP used a speech in London to criticise the anti- Brexit wing of the party for paying 'lip service' to its internationalist history by being too focused on the EU.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Lisa Nandy blasts Labour Remainers for being too focused on the EU”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Labour leadership hopeful Lisa Nandy took aim at party Remainers today for failing to stand up for Britain as she tried to woo disaffected voters in former northern heartlands.

The Wigan MP used a speech in London to criticise the anti-Brexit wing of the party for paying 'lip service' to its internationalist history by being too focused on the EU.

In what will be seen as a swipe at Remain-supporting challengers for the leadership including Sir Keir Starmer and Emily Thornberry she said that the campaign to stay in the EU failed to talk up the nation.

'We've paid lip service to our proud internationalist history but without ever explaining what that meant for the future.

'They said we were a small nation with a proud history of punching above our weight. We said, we'll cut your mobile phone roaming charges.'

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