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Labour 'culturally adrift' from working classes, says ex-minister

The Labour party is "culturally adrift" from its traditional core voters, a former minister has warned in the wake of a row over alleged snobbery.

The criticism from London mayoral hopeful David Lammy follows a snobbery row after then shadow attorney general Emily Thornberry tweeted a photo of a home carrying three England flags with the words "image from Rochester".

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Miliband and Thornberry 'spoke twice' before resignation

Labour revealed that Emily Thornberry had spoken to leader Ed Miliband a second time following her initial apology.

Emily Thornberry. Credit: PA

A party source said: "Ed and Emily had a second conversation.

"She thought the right thing to do was to resign. Ed agreed."

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