Emily Thornberry

Emily Thornberry is Labour MP for Islington South & Finsbury and shadow attorney general. Before entering Parliament, Emily practised as a criminal and human-rights barrister at the chambers of Mike Mansfield QC. She was first elected in 2005, and was re-elected in 2010. In 2009, she was made a ministerial aide in the Department of Energy and Climate Change and, after the 2010 election, became a shadow minister in the Department of Energy and Climate Change. In October 2010, Emily became a shadow health minister and shadow attorney general in October 2011.

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Saturday 18 October 2014, 10.00 Pit Theatre

Should we fear democracy?

"Although 'battle' suggests destruction, these were some of the most constructive debates I've taken part in. This was civilised conflict in the best sense of both words."
Julian Baggini, author, Welcome to Everytown: A Journey into the English Mind, and The Ego Trick

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