Event with Emily Shadow Foreign Secretary Thornberry

We attended an event with Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry on 21 April hosted by Afzal Khan's campaign for MP for Gorton. In the Q&A session, we asked Emily whether Labour would continue to support aid drops on besieged areas as it called for on 13 December 2016 in the context of the East Aleppo siege. Unfortunately, she did not give a direct response to this question, but only said that Labour would support aid drops if they were feasible. She went on to say that the conflict in Syria could only be solved politically although we pointed out that Russia and Assad hold the clear intention of winning the conflict militarily and that her stance (reflective of Labour's wider policy on Syria) contains a degree of naivety over the facts and dynamics on the ground.

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